February 5, 2016, St. Louis, Missouri… The St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) loans home health equipment for free to anyone suffering from illness, injury or disability. Free means free, with no cost or obligation (http://stlhelp.org).
Manual and electric wheelchairs; scooters; walkers, crutches, canes; hospital beds; portable commodes; elevated toilet seats; lift chairs??ªÿ—??ªÿand more??ªÿ — are available for free loans for as long as necessary.
Every year, St. Louis HELP assists more than 5,500 people and their caregivers by loaning these items for as long as they need to use it. Here’s what people say:
Marie L., age 80: “I’m glad that there is St. Louis HELP to help people in need as I am. I could never afford this equipment and Medicare won’t pay for it. Thank you.”
Jeff D., age 64: “My daughter fractured her hip when she fell while jogging. The wheelchair we got from St. Louis HELP speeded her recovery. Thank you St. Louis HELP."
Christine N., age 70: “Thanks to you I have a lift chair and bedside commode. With these I am able to get up and go the bathroom like a human being. Thank you so very much!”
Rachel V., age 55: “The wheelchair you loaned me is in beautiful condition. Yesterday was the first day in weeks that I left my house for anything other than a doctor’s appointment. With deep gratitude for St. Louis HELP.”
Marion Y., age 75: “I was given a power wheelchair by your organization that I am sure will become more helpful to me, helping my self confidence and independence. Thank you so much.”
Doug F. and Joyce C., age 56: “After our car accident, St Louis HELP provided us with all of the equipment we needed. We love our friends at St. Louis HELP for all you do!”
Isabelle H., age 84: “Your medical equipment made it possible for Isabelle to come from Boynton Beach, Florida, to attend her grandson’s wedding in St. Louis. Thank you.”
St. Louis HELP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that cleans and reconditions used home health items that the group collects in equipment drives twice a year, and which people donate to the group throughout the year. Its warehouse is in Olivette. To learn more visit http://stlhelp.org or call 314 567-4700.
“We are very happy knowing that our equipment helps sick children, senior citizens, cancer patients and people with disabilities, or anyone who needs it for any reason.” says Laura Cannon Singer, who founded St. Louis HELP in 2008.