ELKHART — From their energy-efficient RV appliances to the solar panels on the roof of their buildings, Truma has always had a passion for sustainability.
For the past two years, employees of the European RV appliance supplier have celebrated Earth Day by cleaning the stretch of Elkhart’s CR 6 that is home to their North American headquarters.
Thinking bigger, preparations are underway for Truma’s third annual spring clean-up event. This year, in an effort to draw more volunteers, Truma is partnering with the Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department and the RV Women’s Alliance to tend to city parks.
“Our goal has always been for the Truma spring clean-up to grow year after year and become a community affair,” said CEO Gerhard Hundsberger. “Our team at Truma has grown, as has the interest from our RV industry partners. Now, we want to extend an invitation to our friends and neighbors in Elkhart to join us in giving back to the community that welcomed us so warmly 10 years ago.”
Volunteers will be cleaning up Island Park, Lundquist Park, and the Elkhart River Walk on Saturday, April 22. The rain-or-shine event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a picnic luncheon at Island Park. Members of the community of all ages are welcome. Truman is also working with the Elkhart Environmental Center to have educational activities for children.
“As part of the RV community, we want to preserve the great outdoors for our children,” said Hundsberger. “Allowing them to get involved at an early age is a wonderful opportunity to teach the next generation about sustainability and conservation. We can all do our part.”
If your business or organization is interested in participating, contact [email protected] for more information.