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Bardstown doctor parks safe haven in front yard

Posted at 9:27 AM, Apr 16, 2020

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WAVE) — For some people working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 oubreak, the fear of getting exposed to the virus on the job, then infecting a loved one, is now a little easier to manage.

The Facebook group RVs 4 MDs matches frontline workers with donated RVs. This allows medical workers to do their jobs, without worrying about exposing loved ones to COVID-19.

“It's probably been the most loving way a husband's ever been kicked out of his house,” said Dr. David Sindler of Bardstown. Dr. Sindler says he's seen about a dozen potential coronavirus cases per day. He now goes home to a donated RV parked in his front yard, to allow him to not come into contact with his family. He says his wife requested help from RVs 4 MDs, and a family from Shepherdsville came to the rescue.

“When he pulled in the driveway, when I saw him like pull in front of the house, I actually got a little emotional,” Melissa Sindler said. “It was just so relieving, just to take that one worry off our plate.”

As of now, there is a shortage of donated RVs in Kentucky.

“Well over a hundred have requested connections,” Amy Shepard, RVs 4 MDs state coordinator for Kentucky said, “and we've matched about half of those so far. Now on my live list of people who need to be matched I have about a little over 60 and I have just a little over 20 RVs to match them with right now.”

Shepard says people who are interested in donating an RV can get hep at the RVs 4 MDs Facebook page.