De’Longhi America Donates Coffee Machines to Provide Comfort and Enjoyment during Global Health Crisis
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – De’Longhi America will partner with RVs4MDs to donate Braun BrewSense coffee machines and Coperaco ground coffee to frontline healthcare workers and RV donors involved in the program.
RVs4MDs originally started out as a grassroots movement through Facebook and now has morphed into a nonprofit garnering support on a national level. RVs4MDs connects RV owners with frontline healthcare workers who need a safe place to self-isolate in order to protect their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
RVs4MDs was established on March 24, 2020. Emily Phillips, the wife of an ER doctor in Texas, took to Facebook to ask friends if they had an unused RV that her husband could use. A friend of Emily’s saw her post, quickly connected her with another acquaintance, Holly Haggard, and the rest is history. By 5 p.m. that evening, Emily and Jason picked up an RV from the Haggards and began a new way of temporary living. What started out as a selfless act of kindness has sparked a bond and friendship between the two that they will forever hold dear.
Since then, more than 1,416 RV owners have matched with healthcare workers across 47 states, providing them with a safe place to recharge between shifts with the knowledge they are keeping their families safe. The program is free and donors are asked to loan their RVs out for as long as the recipient needs.
“The work that RVs4MDs is doing is nothing short of amazing,” said Mike Prager, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), De'Longhi America. “We are eager to help bring continued awareness to this organization and honor the physicians and donors for their continued efforts in protecting our communities as all of us navigate through this unprecedented moment in our lives.”
De’Longhi hopes the donation will serve as a thank you to frontline healthcare workers and donors for their selflessness and service during the pandemic, as well as provide them with a sense of comfort during these challenging times.
“During this time, RVs4MDs is supporting healthcare workers and battling COVID-19 with the help of an incredible volunteer base,” said RVs4MDs Partnership Director LaRayne Quale. “Being able to provide our donors and frontline healthcare workers with the added support of businesses such as De’Longhi is an incredible opportunity and an honor!”
More information on De’Longhi’s partnership with RVs4MDs can be found by visiting facebook.com/groups/RVs4MDs . Information on De’Longhi and Braun home and kitchen appliances can be found at delonghi.com/en-us and braunhousehold.com/en-us.
The De’Longhi Group is based in Treviso, Italy and is on the forefront of the small domestic appliance category with a range of premium products under three internationally renowned brands; De’Longhi, Kenwood and Braun. The De’Longhi Group is committed to continuing their mission to create exceptional products that improve the lives of the consumer through innovative technologies and unparalleled design.
The De’Longhi Brand is based in Treviso Italy and the global leader in espresso and comfort products. Highest quality, high Italian design and meaningful product innovations are the core values of the De’Longhi brand. De’Longhi is present in over 123 countries and creates products in three main categories: espresso, specialty cooking and home comfort. After more than a century of perfecting its products, De´Longhi remains committed to creating innovations that bring convenience and style into every customers’ home; making the everyday better. For more information visit delonghi.com.
The Braun Brand
Founded in Frankfurt, Germany in 1921, develops and manufactures a wide variety of small domestic appliances that marry innovation, thoughtful design and reliability. The global leaders in hand blenders, Braun developed the first hand blender with Smart Speed technology, a simple and intuitive speed control that offers new possibilities in creative cooking. Building on more than 90 years of design and innovation, the brand remains committed to designing products with superior performance that make life easier, more convenient and enjoyable in the kitchen. The De’Longhi Group acquired the perpetual license of the household division in fall 2012. Visit braunhousehold.com for the latest news and in-depth information about the Braun brand.
In March, 2020, what started out as an ER physician’s wife’s simple plea to obtain an RV to help her family keep distanced from COVID-19 quickly exploded into a national movement rooted in kindness. The simple request, identifying a need to help others, and subsequently forming a Facebook group (facebook.com/groups/RVs4MDs), RVs4MDs has gone viral – growing to currently over 24,000 members and steadily rising. Run entirely by volunteers, RVs4MDs relief effort is designed to be a “matching service” to help provide no-cost temporary housing solutions to America’s frontline healthcare heroes. One person’s cry for help, a kind and giving heart, and a network of people who care – has quickly caused the spread of RVs4MDs throughout the U.S. almost as fast as COVID-19’s itself. RVs4MDs is now working to match donors and recipients in all states.