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Michigan Manufactured Housing Association Announces Changes

March 31st, 2017 Comments off

Credit: MMHA.

The Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) tells MHProNews that it is renaming the organization’s nonprofit foundation as The Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation, in tribute to his nearly four decades of service to the organization.

Dewitt originally founded the HARVEST Education Foundation in 1995, and to date the organization has awarded $304,575 in financial scholarships to 569 students, some of whom are interested in pursuing a career in the manufactured or modular housing industries, recreational vehicle or campground industries and the self-storage industry.

Renaming the scholarship was the least we could do to honor the leadership and dedication Tim DeWitt gave the organization over the past 39 years,” said Bill Sheffer, executive director of MMH/RVCA and the Self-Storage Association of Michigan.

As a result of Tim’s vision and passion, he has ignited interest in the business to a new generation.

Tim DeWitt. Credit: RV Business.

DeWitt also spearheaded a HARVEST fundraising effort in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Detroit Camper & RV Show in 2016, which raised nearly $50,000.

The generosity of our members is wonderful,” said DeWitt. “Their donations are spearheading the growth and development of the RV, manufactured and modular home and self-storage industries.

DeWitt began at MARVAC in 1977, and became executive director in 1984. Bill Sheffer, who has been with MARVAC since 1995, succeeded DeWitt on July 1, 2016.

As Daily Business News readers are aware, the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) is one of Michigan’s oldest trade associations, founded in 1941, and represents the manufactured and modular home industry in Michigan.

For details on how to apply for a Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation scholarship, contact Kristen Keller at 586.752.6381. Applications are being accepted until April 17, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. ##

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