A Facebook group matches RVs that are sitting idle with health care workers who need a place to isolate after long hospital shifts

Mark Quale, an emergency physician, is able to isolate himself from his family thanks to Facebook group RVs for MDs.

(CNN)For Mark Quale, an emergency room physician in Burlington, North Carolina, coming home after a long day at the hospital was as stressful as work itself. With two young boys, a wife and elderly mother-in-law at home, he knew that if he wasn't cautious, he could spread the novel coronavirus to his own family.

So just as he arrived home from work, he would strip off his scrubs on the front porch, walk the specific route to his bathroom that was cordoned off by a tarp and wash all the germs off in the shower.
But today, Quale's mind is more at peace because he's able to isolate himself in a 31-foot travel trailer, and it's all thanks to a Facebook group called RVs 4 MDs, which matches health care workers to local RV owners.

      It started with a Facebook post

        From an ICU nurse in Twin Cities, Minnesota, to an ER doctor in Lynchburg, Virginia, RVs 4 MDs has matched dozens of health care workers with RVs, trailers and campers in their area. The Facebook group has already racked up nearly 3,000 members, an incredible number given the fact that the group was created just one week ago.
          Emily Phillips, her husband, Dr. Jason Phillips and their son, Beau. Emily started RVs for MDs to help connect health care workers with RVs so they could stay self-isolate while staying near their homes.
          Last Monday, Emily Phillips, a mother of three from Celina, Texas, had posted on her Facebook asking if anybody had an RV her family could borrow as her husband was an ER doctor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A woman named Holly Haggard replied saying that Phillips could borrow hers.
          "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," 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."
          Knowing that there were countless other families in similar situations as hers, Phillips took on Haggard as her business partner and the two created RVs 4 MDs, which went live last Tuesday night.
          In a matter of one week, the two Texan moms have built the simple Facebook group into a robust volunteer organization, complete with a board of directors and network of volunteers spanning across the nation.

          Kindness from complete strangers

          Quale and his family were one of the first to be matched with an RV from a pair of kind strangers named Kelsey and Tim Webb. The two families had never met before, but Tim drove his trailer for 2.5 hours to Quale's home, gave Quale's wife, LaRayne, the keys and told her that they could use it for as long as they needed.
          Tim Webb drove 2.5 hours to temporarily donate his travel trailer to LaRayne Quale (right).
          "It was such an emotional thing to go through and to have someone offer up their RV completely for free, I felt so blessed," LaRayne, who now volunteers with RVs 4 MDs said. "I asked if they wanted us to cover the insurance, but they wanted nothing... They said that they are praying for us and rooting for us."