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Alberta business owner donates RVs and trailers for health care workers who need to self-isolate

We've read about hotels and universities, across Canada, providing accommodations for health care workers and vulnerable families. This time an Alberta man is making headlines for donating a company fleet of RVs.
By: Greggory Clark
April 03, 2020
Photo: Global News
Photo: Global News

Front line health care workers have had to consider alternative living situations. One of the possibilities they're preparing for is if they must self-isolate from family or neighbours. Where they would do that?

We've read about hotels, university residences and landlords of short-term rental properties, across Canada, who are providing accommodations for health care workers and vulnerable families. This time an Alberta man is making headlines for donating a company fleet of RVs.

"Whatever you need, whenever you need it."

Laura Schnell, a nurse at Calgary's Sunridge Mental Health Clinic shared this story with Global News. Schnell, a mother of three, said the "biggest source of her stress right now" is that she could bring the COVID-19 virus home to her family. She assesses 20 to 40 patients a day.

Schnell and her husband thought their old RV camper may be the best option if she needed to be quarantined. She took to Facebook, asking if anyone else had a used RV to lend to health care workers.

Bruce Urban, the owner of Western RV, saw that post and offered immediately, "whatever you need, whenever you need it." For him it was a "no-brainer." Western RV, like most other businesses, is temporarily closed.

"When somebody does something like that even though his business is struggling... It kind of restores faith in humanity in times like these," Schnell said.

Source: Global News, Reddit

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