unnamedRecent donations and pledges exceeding $50,000 pushed the total dollars pledged past the 50% level in the $1 million goal of the RV/MH Hall of Fame’s Kevin Clayton Debt Elimination Challenge campaign.

According to a press release, recent commitments included Craig Bollman (Homefree Village Resorts) who made a cash donation of $25,000; Ed Evans (EPM) who pledged $25,000 payable at $5,000 a year for five years; and Jason Lippert (Lippert Components Inc.) who made a cash donation of $5,000, bringing the total pledged and donated to $522,573.

The Kevin Clayton Debt Elimination Challenge campaign was launched in October 2014 when Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton Homes Inc., pledged $200,000 to help the RV/MH Hall of Fame become debt free in five years.  He challenged other large and small companies, as well as individuals, in the manufactured housing industry to step up and help raise a total of $1 million.Since that time, many MH companies and individuals have made pledges and donations.

Darryl Searer, chairman and president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame said, “I am continually amazed and thankful for the generosity of those individuals and companies in manufactured housing industry who have opened their hearts and pocketbooks to help us eliminate the Hall’s debts and preserve the rich legacy of their industry.”

He added, “There’s more work to be done. This is an excellent opportunity for those who have made a good living from the MH industry to give back to their industry in a way that will have a lasting effect and also enhance their own legacy. And if they do, I’m confident that we will meet our goal.”

Judy Jankowski, the Hall’s vice president of development, is contacting other leaders in the MH industry asking for their support of the campaign.

For those companies and individuals who would like to participate by making a pledge or donation visit https://www.rvmhhalloffame.org/clayton_challenge.cfm. Pledge forms are also available for download.

Donations can also be sent to:
Kevin Clayton Debt Elimination Challenge
RV/MH Hall of Fame
21565 Executive Parkway
Elkhart Indiana 46514

All donations to the Kevin Clayton Debt Elimination Challenge are tax deductible.