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KOA Partners with RVs 4 MDs to Help House Healthcare Workers

April 15, 2020

RVs 4 MDs is connecting frontline healthcare workers with RV and camper owners across the country to give nurses, doctors and hospital staff members a safe place to isolate away from their families while the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the country. Using the power of Facebook, what began as a small group has surged into over 28,000 members connecting RV owners and medical staff.

The Facebook group was born when co-founder Emily Phillips’s mother gave her the idea to post on her personal Facebook asking friends for an RV or camper for her husband, Jason, an ER doctor.

Jason needed to isolate from his wife and their three children, which was especially important because Emily and their eight-year-old child both have asthma, putting them at a higher risk of contracting coronavirus.

What started as a solution for one doctor, has now grown into a grassroots movement connecting RV owners to medical staff who require isolation from home, family and friends. But where do you put those RVs? In many cases, a driveway or parking lot become home, but why not an available campsite?

With many available locally owned and operated campgrounds throughout North America, Kampgrounds of America, Inc., is partnering with RVs 4 MDs to provide medical personnel with a comfortable spot to park their borrowed rig. As part of the partnership, KOA owners can opt in to provide available sites at not cost. Then RVs 4 MDs coordinators match a medical provider to a unit and a free KOA campsite in their area.

Additionally, KOA will also be providing medical personnel who use the borrowed RVs through RVs 4 MDs with a free year of KOA Value Kard Rewards to offer discounted camping for providers and their families after the crisis has passed.

Anyone who donates an RV to RVs 4 MDs and is matched with a medical provider will also receive a free year to enjoy KOA Value Kard Rewards card as a “thank you” for their generosity.

Are you interested in donating your RV for medical staff or first responders? Visit RVs 4 MDs on Facebook to learn more.

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