Voith donates $3,000 for cleanup of park ravaged by Hurricane

Social responsibility Voith - Voith West Monroe donates $3,000 to City of West Monroe, Louisiana for cleanup of park ravaged by Hurricane

Hurricane Laura, which rolled into northeast Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane in 2021, left a path of devastation behind it. One place particularly hard hit was Kiroli Park, a municipal park just 15 minutes from Voith’s West Monroe facility. Voith in West Monroe was honored to support the cleanup.

“It was in shambles,” explained Ronnie Hines, Senior Manager of Operations West Monroe. “The walkways were a mess. Trees were down. A lot of the park was unusable after the hurricane. As a company and as members of this community, we use and enjoy the park. When David Reeves, our Area Manager for Maintenance, came to us with the idea to get involved, we thought it was a great idea.”

Voith offered the city a $3,000 donation to help fund the cleanup.

“The goal is to help the city with the financial burden of cleaning up the park,” Hines said. “Voith uses the park for its annual picnic where we rent inflatable bounce houses, bring in food trucks and hand out fun packs to all the kids, so we felt that helping out was the right thing to do. I’m really proud that we could make this donation because we want people to know that Voith is here for the community.”

Kiroli Park is owned and operated by the City of West Monroe in Louisiana. It offers 150 acres for the public to explore and includes playground, a conservatory, a dog park, tennis courts, gardens, picnic areas, fishing ponds and hiking trails. It was named by combining the names of the Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions clubs that purchased the land in 1925. For more information about the City of West Monroe or the park, visit www.cityofwestmonroe.com.

I’m really proud that we could make this donation because we want people to know that Voith is here for the community.
Ronnie Hines, Senior Manager of Operations West Monroe