Inside INdiana Business

Elkhart RV supplier makes a donation to provide mental health support to frontline healthcare workers

(photo courtesy of Lippert Components)

ELKHART, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Lippert Components Inc., which is headquartered in Elkhart County, says it is throwing financial resources behind the need to increase mental welling support for healthcare workers in northern Indiana.

LCI says it is partnering with the foundations of Goshen Health, Saint Joseph Health System, and Beacon Health to provide support of $150,000 in 2020 and an additional gift in early 2021.

The company manufactures components for the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries.

LCI says the money will help support the hiring of mental health professionals at all three hospitals to provide mental wellness support for frontline healthcare workers.

The company says safeguarding healthcare workers’ mental health while they face many daily challenges is a top priority.

“My hope is that our gift will inspire other business leaders to come forward and donate to this specific fund to sustain mental health efforts which are essential for our courageous men and women working on the frontlines,” said Jason Lippert, LCI chief executive officer.

Some hospitals have implemented new programs that address staff who are experiencing mental fatigue, burnout, and despair.