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Home Health Equipment Recycling Drive at 14 Locations in Metro St. Louis Saturday, May 14

05-09-2016 02:45 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program

Volunteers at St. Louis HELP

Volunteers at St. Louis HELP

St. Louis, Missouri… You can recycle home health equipment you don’t need and get a tax deduction by taking it to any of 14 locations in metro St. Louis for the health equipment drive hosted by the St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) on Saturday, May, 14.

“We clean, recondition and revitalize that home health equipment and then loan it for free to people who need it for as long as they need it,” says Laura Cannon-Singer, who founded the nonprofit St. Louis HELP in 2008.
“We collect home health items that people bring us home health items from their attics and basements -- every year, we collect about 11,000 items of donated equipment,” she says.

In 2015 St. Louis HELP diverted about 150 tons of equipment from solid waste landfills by reconditioning and loaning 5,570 home health equipment items. Nothing goes to waste. Broken equipment parts are used for repairs. Broken wooden crutches are recycled to a wood chipper.

Virtually every type of home medical device – manual and electric wheelchairs; scooters; walkers, crutches, canes; hospital beds; portable commodes; elevated toilet seats; lift chairs — and more – is accepted by St. Louis HELP, which restores the equipment at its warehouse in St. Louis County.

St. Louis HELP’s May 14 equipment drive will be occur at 14 designated Walgreen’s parking lots in the metro area. Anyone with used home health equipment can drop it off between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. For locations see the website www.stlhelp.org.
Since 2008 St. Louis HELP has loaned more than 50,000 home health items — for free — to people suffering from accidents, disabilities, and illnesses or for any reason.

St. Louis HELP, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, freely loans equipment to people who are temporarily disabled by injury, illness or surgery; those awaiting insurance company approval; those whose own equipment is being repaired; visitors to St. Louis who can’t transport their own equipment; and terminally ill persons.

For details, see the website http://www.stlhelp.org. Thank you!

The St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program  is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Since 2008 St. Louis HELP has loaned more than 50,000 home health items — for free — to people suffering from accidents, disabilities, and illnesses or for any reason.

The St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program, 9709 Dielman Rock Island Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132. Phone (314) 567-4700.

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