Family offers up mobile homes for health care workers coming to New Jersey to help with COVID-19 outbreak

While health care workers from across the country are coming to New Jersey to help assist with the COVID-19 outbreak, a Morris County family is doing their part to ensuring that these workers have a place to stay.

News 12 Staff

Apr 11, 2020, 2:36 AM

Updated 1,466 days ago

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While health care workers from across the country are coming to New Jersey to help assist with the COVID-19 outbreak, a Morris County family is doing their part to ensuring that these workers have a place to stay.
Nurse Nichole Doren came to Morris County from Wisconsin to help in the effort.
“I figured it was the right thing to do, so here I am,” she says.
Doren says that she priced nearby hotels at first, but says that they were a bit too out of her price range. This is where Port Authority Police Detective Chris Johnson and his wife Heather stepped in, by offering Doren a place to say.
“There’s a lot of stress and anxiety involved with what they’re doing,” Johnson says.
The Johnson family offered up mobile home trailers from their business Rental Outfitters free of charge for any health care worker who needed a place to stay.
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“We decided it would be a donation and if our business doesn’t make it through this at the end of the year, then we did the right thing going out,” he says.
The Johnsons are letting Doren park the trainer in their own driveway since she was coming from so far away.
“We hooked it up to the electric. We hooked it up to the water and she has propane for heat,” Johnson says. “She’s been great. This gave her a place to say.”
“Every nurse and health care work is doing everything they can to help and I feel like Chris and Heather are making it easier for people to do that.
The Johnsons have donated several trailers to first responders and hope that by donating a pierce of their business others will come together to do the same.


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