Forest River Bus announced the recipient of its bus giveaway, marking the building of its 100,000th vehicle. With more than 200 submissions, the winner was chosen by a committee of four individuals; two individuals from the local community and two from within the industry, not associated with Forest River Bus.
David Wright, president of Forest River Bus, stated in a press release, “We are excited and proud to announce Harmony Day Support, from Forest, Va., as our Forest River Bus recipient. We look forward to working with their team to produce a vehicle that will perfectly fit the needs of their staff and residents.”
Harmony Day Support, a nonprofit organization, services 80 adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Andy Coleman, executive director of Harmony Day Support, noted, “At Harmony, we place a strong value on creating a culture of safety, independence, personal growth and community service through whole person development. It is our goal to provide caring, personalized attention and learning opportunities with a focus on social, academic, independent living, spiritual support and employment preparation training.”
Forest River Bus, owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc., designs and builds its buses in Goshen and Elkhart, Ind.