December 14, St. Louis, Missouri… The St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) freely loans home health equipment at no cost to anyone who needs it for as long as they need it. (http://stlhelp.org)
Every year, the nonprofit agency helps more than 5,000 people and their caregivers by providing the home medical equipment they desperately need. That number is growing.
“If you or your loved ones need home health equipment when suffering from illness, injury or a disability, we can help you,” said Laura Cannon Singer, who founded St. Louis HELP in 2008.
“We loan manual and electric wheelchairs; scooters; walkers, crutches, canes; hospital beds; portable commodes; elevated toilet seats; lift chairs — and more – at no charge.
“Every year, we divert about 140 tons from landfills by cleaning, reconditioning and loaning those items.
“We have never conducted a holiday fund raising campaign before, but now we need financial support. More people than ever are coming to St. Louis HELP for the home medical equipment they need.
“We conduct equipment donation drives twice a year to collect our inventory. This totals about 11,000 items of equipment collected annually and stored at our warehouse in Olivette.
“We revitalize it all. Good parts of broken equipment are used for repairs. Any broken wooden crutches are recycled. Nothing is wasted.”
“Our 5,000 square foot warehouse got so full that we had to expand it by 2,000 square feet in September. We are helping hundreds of people every month and expenses have substantially increased.
“We are reaching out to ask people to please support our charitable mission by sending a tax-deductible financial donation today to St. Louis HELP at 1640 Andrew Drive, St. Louis, Missouri, 63122. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
“Every donation will make a positive difference for people in our community, and will support recycling. For every dollar we receive, we provide more than ten dollars of benefit to the community.
“Many people suffering from illness, injury or a disability don’t have the home health equipment they need because they can’t afford it or Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance won’t cover the cost,” she says.
“We help people in all walks of life, rich or poor.
“From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for any support and wish you happy holidays.”
For information, visit http://stlhelp.org or call 314 567-4700.