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Facebook Group Matches Healthcare Workers With RVs To Self-Isolate During COVID-19
For those in the healthcare field, this is one of the scariest times of their lives. Each day, they go out on the front lines to help those affected by this pandemic. But coming home is even scarier.
Doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff around the country are terrified of infecting their family members each time they come home after work. So much so, that many of them have made the tough decision to sleep outside of their home until things get better.
To help with this, a couple in Texas recently started a Facebook group that matches healthcare workers with unused RVs and campers as a way to provide a safe place to sleep each night. RVs 4 MDs now has more than 7,000 members and the group continues to grow.
“Before the RV, I was a nervous wreck. Every time my husband walked in the door or put his hand on something, I thought we were going to get (COVID-19), including my baby,” Emily Phillips said. “But now that he’s in that RV, I’m back to my life, focused on my full-time job and my kids, and it’s completely changed our situation.”
The group allows members to seek or offer up RVs in their area through a simple post. One man even drove nearly 2.5 hours to deliver his RV to a perfect stranger. All out of the kindness of his heart.
“I have never seen anything like this in my entire life,” Phillips said. “The amount of people that are stepping up to help with a project where they aren’t even getting a dime in return is unbelievable.”
The couple plans to keep the group going even after things ease up with COVID-19. Their goal is to help match anyone in need with a safe place to sleep while in a crisis.