GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted January 1, 2020
RVs 4 MDs Connects RV Owners with Medical Personnel in this Time of Crisis
Happy Camper Blog
As our nation continues to face the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, our medical professionals and first responders who are serving on the front lines are facing an additional challenge: finding a temporary place to live, either because they’ve relocated to another area of the country to be of service or because they want to avoid exposing their own families to the virus.
In March, a group called RVs 4 MDs was formed to meet this challenge. The all-volunteer group connects healthcare workers and first responders with RV owners who are willing to lend their RVs or campers at no cost to these frontline heroes. To date, nearly 1,500 matches have been made.
If you have an RV or camper you’d like to loan to this very worthwhile cause, visit RVs 4 MDs' Facebook page to post a photo of your RV or camper along with your city and state. Then complete the submission form to provide your contact information and to read the group’s disclaimer. Once you submit your form, volunteers will get right to work to match your RV or camper with a healthcare worker in need.
RVs 4 MDs is also looking for volunteers who are willing to coordinate matches in their local areas. If you’re interested, or would like to learn more, visit the group’s Facebook page for volunteers.
The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is partnering with RVs 4 MDs to help find campgrounds where the healthcare workers and first responders can stay in their borrowed RVs. ARVC is encouraging its members across the country to offer campsites to these healthcare heroes for free or at a reduced rate. ARVC has also shared its state-by-state tracker with RVs 4 MDs so the organization can stay informed on which campgrounds are open or closed in a particular state. The tracker is available on ARVC’s coronavirus information hub: State Tracker.
If you have an RV or camper that is not currently being used that you can loan to a healthcare worker or first responder, you will give them the peace of mind of knowing that they no longer have to worry about finding temporary housing. This will allow them to focus on their most important mission — caring for patients. For more information, visit Facebook.com/rvs4mds.