George Oliphant is the host of George to the Rescue. (Photos courtesy of NBC)

Ronkonkoma-native nurse Tiana Morano, who is also the founder of a local nonprofit, will star in NBC’s George to the Rescue on Saturday.

In 2013, Morano created a Facebook group called Long Island Nurses to support her fellow nurses. After the spread of Covid-19, Morano turned her Facebook group into a nonprofit organization that has helped more than 4,000 nurses through resources, community, and fundraising.

“It’s what has been an extraordinarily tough year,” said show host George Oliphant in the episode’s preview. “Tiana has admirably impacted her community from the confines of her own home.”

George to the Rescue is an Emmy-winning home renovation series dating back to 2010 that gives building and design transformations to families and organizations in need. The show has helped several families on Long Island over the years, including healthcare workers during the pandemic last year.

With Morano running her nonprofit organization from a small at-home office shared with her son, the stress and clutter of the room often make it difficult for her to balance her home life with her work life. 

“So, sharing an office in a 4-year-old’s bedroom is not the easiest,” Morano told NBC, “I am working from home now and we’re all under one roof … It’s just chaos.”

George to the Rescue’s upcoming episode will show Oliphant and his crew giving Morano an office makeover. The episode, titled “Morano,” will be available to stream on NBC.com on Saturday. 

Those who would like to get involved in Morano’s cause can donate to Long Island Nurses by visiting longislandnurses.org.

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