This year our diocesan Military Ministry program is partnering with Project Mend for Council in Action. Project Mend is a non-profit organization that provides people living with disability and illness with refurbished medical equipment and assistive technologies.
Because Project Mend serves almost all of the counties in the Diocese of West Texas, they are a tremendous resource for our communities. Project Mend is expanding their service to Veterans and their families in the Valley, and their hope is that our churches can help connect them with those in need.
They have been serving those in need for over 25 years. What they do is simple. They take in donations of gently used medical equipment, and they repair, refurbish, sanitize, and distribute it back to those in need.
They serve children and aging adults; veterans, their spouses and children; and the homeless– regardless of their situation. They serve those who are economically challenged, unemployed, uninsured, or experiencing gaps in their coverage.
Not only do they change lives by providing much needed equipment, they keep valuable pieces of medical equipment out of local landfills.
Last year they served:
- 1,500 clients
- Distributed 3,000 pieces of equipment
- For an average cost savings per person of $1200.
The cost to ALL Project Mend clients is thirty-five dollars ($35), with the exception of Veterans and their families. There is NO COST to Veterans and their families.
Through Council in Action you can help support the wonderful work that Project Mend is doing by donating gently used medical equipment including: Shower chairs, tub transfer benches, bedside commodes, wheelchairs and other items listed on the CIA flyer. Project Mend will have a truck at council to collect all of your donations in addition to their exhibit booth. If you don’t have equipment donations, Project Mend also has a great need for Adult diapers/pull ups sizes large and extra large.
To print the flyer click here. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Mixson at the diocesan office, firstname.lastname@example.org or (888 or 210) 824-5387.