Filling the Need for Medical Equipment at Home
Local volunteer stores and distributes medical aide devices to those in need.
[Regarding services in need] So thats something that we dont have, that is a huge gap, is we used to have Red Cross equipment that was classified as Red Cross equipment and it was Red Cross, you actually, you went through them and eventually Red Cross let it go and this lady ended up getting involved and taking over more of it and then Hospice had it and because its stored in a shed its not accessible in the winter time. Its stored on private property. Its not stored where theres running water so theres no way of actually washing the material coming from somebodys house. So this way she actually takes the equipment to her house, washes it down and takes it back. Its another volunteer thing. Now when this lady is gone or done doing this, you dont have that at all. You dont have that equipment, even though we only have it six months out of the year, she will actually go and dig her way into the shed if somebody really needed something or she knows that oh, so and so isnt using their walker anymore because shes a home care worker also so she knows. Shes a real in in the community where she knows that shes not using her walker but she needs one, so she can say hey, I know somebody that might want to buy your walker, you know, to be able to do that. So it is a huge gap because once she is gone, is somebody going to take on that volunteer role? I doubt it.
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