Increased Attendance at RV Shows Provides Significant Donation for Washington State Parks

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A check for $19,414 was presented to Washington State Parks as a result of the Seattle and Puyallup RV shows' gate proceeds held earlier this year. MHRV Show Association, producer of the shows, and WSECU were on hand to make the presentation.

Dave Helgeson, MHRV; Julie Lind, WSECU; Don Hoch & Pamela McConkey, WA State Parks

Attendance at this year's shows was up significantly and we were able to increase our donation to the parks...

The resurgence of interest in recreational vehicles will have a positive impact this year for Washington State Parks. MHRV Show Association, a not-for-profit organization that produces both the Seattle RV Show and the Puyallup RV Show, offered a donation of $1.00 per gate ticket sales to go toward supporting Washington State Parks. The events’ presenting sponsor, WSECU (Washington State Employees Credit Union), matched those proceeds. On June 15th in Olympia, a check for $19,414 was presented to the parks.

The donation has been an ongoing contribution from MHRV for the last four years and has been matched by WSECU for the last three years. “Attendance at this year’s shows was up significantly and we were able to increase our donation to the parks by over $6,000,” says Dave Helgeson, MHRV’s Show Director. “We’re pleased to be able to help the financial needs of our state’s treasured resources and support outdoor recreation opportunities at the parks.” Today’s presentation was made by Helgeson on behalf of MHRV and Julie Lind, VP of Consumer Lending from WSECU. The joint participation of the two organizations supports mutual goals of giving back to the community.

Accepting the donation was State Parks Director Don Hoch and Winter Recreation Program Manager, Pamela McConkey. This donation will help fund State Parks' activities that benefit the public, especially kids, such as the Capitol Campout held earlier this month. Parks also use these funds for their First Day Hikes and other events as well as for replacing aged winter recreation equipment.

About the MHRV Show Association

The MHRV (Manufactured Homes Recreational Vehicles) Show Association consists of manufacturers, dealers and vendor member organizations with an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The majority of funds collected go directly toward advertising and promotion of the shows. The MHRV was created for the express purpose of promoting the RV and manufactured home industries. Two major consumer shows are produced each year to support this effort: the Seattle RV Show (in February), and the Puyallup RV Show (in April/May. The shows attract over 25,000 consumers each year. Click for more information.


Formed in 1957, WSECU is a member-owned credit union serving all of the people of Washington State. They embrace the values of giving, sharing and supporting the communities they serve. They combine those values with providing exceptional personal service, low fees and banking anywhere, anytime. Additional information is available at

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