July '20

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RV PRO SPECIAL SECTION July 2020 • RV PRO • 53 Valterra Helps RVs 4 MDs Valterra Products is supporting RVs4MDs. RVs4MDs started a Facebook group in March that connects RV owners willing to donate their mobile accommodations to front line medical/health care worker and first responders, who need of a safe place to quarantine in order to protect their own families during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, Emily Phillips, wife of ER physician Dr. Jason Phillips, took to Facebook to ask friends and family for any con- nections to a temporary housing solution for her husband. A friend of Emily's saw her post, quickly connected her with another friend Holly Haggard, and the rest is history. By 5 p.m. that same day, the Phillipses had picked up an RV from the Haggards and began a new way of temporary living. Then the official Facebook group was created. Its popularity quickly spread, so Emily Phillips and Haggard recruited friends and other volunteers to join their mission, delegate duties, and bring more volunteers on board. People from all over the country began to comment, share, and step up to help. "People are coming out of the woodwork, that once felt powerless – and now they have purpose," says founder Emily Phillips. One person's cry for help, a kind and giving heart, and a network of people who care – resulted in the spread of RVs 4 MDs throughout the U.S. almost as fast as the coronavirus itself. RVs 4 MDs has gone viral – growing to currently more than 31,000 mem- bers and steadily rising. The group is now matching donors and recipients in all states, Canada, Australia and Dubai. Upon learning of the work that this group is doing, Valterra Products wanted to help. Given that RVs themselves have special product needs, Valterra is providing MDs that have been matched with RVs a free kit containing RV toilet paper, disposable dump gloves and tank treatments. This group shows the amazing community spirit and heart that is a big part of the RV community. Distributor Sign Up RV PRO MAGAZINE July 2020 BECOME A DISTRIBUTOR Mention RVPRO10 to receive an additional 10% off your opening order (800) 274-8437 PO Box 96 Greenwich, Ohio 44837 See more exciting products at ThermoTec.com PROTECT FROM ENGINE HEAT. LESS WORRY AND MORE COMFORT.

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