You Can Nominate a Health Care Hero to Receive a Free 7-Day RV Vacation
El Monte RV is treating one medical worker on the COVID-19 frontlines to a weeklong getaway.
This story originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com by Rachel Chang.
As coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 11 million, with many states setting all-time records for highest number of cases, the strain and sacrifices on health care workers are also back on an upswing — so one company is looking to remind us just how important the frontline medical workers are by giving away a seven-day RV vacation to one health care hero.
El Monte RV is seeking nominations to give a much-needed getaway to a doctor, nurse, technician, medical researcher, pharmacist, or medical worker. To be eligible, they must be a medical professional currently licensed in the United States or a member of a branch of the profession (qualifying professions are listed here), and reside in the continental U.S., be 21 or older, and have a valid driver’s license. (Related: What It's Really Like to Be an Essential Worker In the U.S. During the Coronavirus Pandemic)
The nomination period is now open and entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 13, 2020. The public can then vote on the entries and the one with the most votes will be called the winner on Dec. 14 and officially be announced on Dec. 16.
The nomination form requires a written story about the health care hero and a photo or video of the nominee. (Related: Why This Nurse-Turned-Model Joined the Frontline of the COVID-19 Pandemic)
“It’s important we continue to find ways to extend our gratitude and give back to the heroic people in health care in the midst of COVID-19, especially as the holiday season nears,” Gordon Hewston, chief operating officer of Tourism Holdings Limited, the parent company of El Monte RV, which has 22 locations from coast to coast, said in a statement. “El Monte RV would like to pay tribute in the best way we know how: with a seven-day RV road trip to the most breathtaking outdoor sites the U.S. has to offer.” (If you're the lucky winner — or are just hitting the road for your own RV vacay — follow these tips to stay healthy.)
Earlier this year, RV rental company Outdoorsy also gave away trips to health care workers, while American Airlines and Hyatt gave thousands of workers at hard-hit NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst in Queens, New York, vacations, and JetBlue and Qatar Airways each gave away 100,000 roundtrip flights to health care heroes.