Congregations plan medical equipment donation drive

A group of local social action committees have planned an area-wide medical equipment drive for the St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road in Creve Coeur.

The groups planning the drive include:

Congregation B’nai Amoona, Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel, Congregation Shaare Emeth, United Hebrew Congregation and Crown Center. 

The drive will accept donations of manual and power wheelchairs, scooters, canes/crutches/walkers, shower chairs, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps, stair lifts — nearly every type of medical equipment except oxygen and medications.

The donations of new or previously owned medical devices from the community are cleaned, refurbished and loaned to anyone in need, at no cost or fee.

St. Louis HELP is a non-profit organization.  Equipment donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the program, visit www.stlhelp.org, call 314-567-4700 or email [email protected]