"We are Puma Suede Elemental hoping Kalamazoo morphs into its own identity and takes in the spirit of community and of black history," the founder of the event, Jessica Ann Tyson said. "In Grand Rapids in the last six years of the event we've been able to raise more than $30,000 for local organizations and help send 50 students in Africa to school."B Salvage says they're trying to be Puma Suede Elemental extra careful, they say they were burning weeds around their cars so a fire like last year's wont bust out again. B employee Mark Clausen says, "The one that happened in July Puma Suede Elemental of last year, that one got way out of hand. We're doing a lot more clean up this time around."