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Idling RVs Get Put To Good Use As Digs For Frontline Workers

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Nurse practitioner Chris Negrete, his wife Megan and their kids in front of an RV loaned to them by strangers as part of RV for MDs. (Courtesy of Megan Negrete)

Music festivals? Road trips? Excursions to that favorite campgroud? All that stuff might be off the table thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't mean RVs have to gather dust in the driveway.

Launched in late March, RVs4MDs has matched 1,460 frontline healthcare workers with loaned RVs, so they can quarantine while staying close to their families.

"We weren't going to be using it," says one participant, Chris Elliott of Woodland Hills, who provided his RV. "It just seemed the only logical thing to do."

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