It has come to our attention that many members of our community (District Two) are in need of medical devices and supplies but may not have the means to purchase them. Walkers, wheelchairs, and crutches are often needed for illnesses, injuries or just age related changes for long term or short term use. These specific items are essential in the activities of daily living for the user but also for the family and friends helping care for these residents. These devices assist with mobility in and out of the home as well as providing balance points that may prevent injuries associated with falls. They often are pivotal for caretakers to safely provide the resident’s daily care needs . As such, we are setting up a “Medical Loan Closet” that will be associated with the Brazos County District Two Volunteer Fire Department (D2VFD).
The medical supplies will be stored locally and loaned out without a time designation. However, a contract will be signed by the user or family member to return the items to the organization when they are no longer in use. Items will be cleaned, sanitized and assessed for good working order. The idea is to start with walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, and commode chairs and hopefully expand to things such as incontinence supplies and blood pressure measuring devices.
D2VFD is a Not for Profit Organization, 501(c)4 . As such, we are looking to our community members to provide donated items to stock these needed medical supplies. Many of us have these items stored in our home that are still in good working order. We would truly appreciate your consideration in donating gently used or new supplies to the Medical Loan Closet. A donation receipt will be provided for the value of the item.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns as a donor or borrower. We appreciate your donations and/or volunteer hours should you feel so called. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support of this service opportunity. We hope you will keep us in your prayers as we start this new outreach program in our community.
Joe Sylvia, D2VFD