Do you have a few hours to spare on Saturday, October 8?

Volunteers working at the St. Louis HELP warehouse.

St. Louis, Missouri…The St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) seeks volunteers to assist at its home health equipment donation drive on Saturday, October 8. You can choose to volunteer at one of 14 different locations in greater St. Louis.

This event seeks check-in helpers and equipment unloaders. Volunteers can assist for one or more hours at the event opening at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

St. Louis HELP collects, cleans and revitalizes used home health equipment for free loans to people suffering from accidents, illness or disability. Free means absolutely free. Please see the website

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. Donated items that cannot be used are recycled by St. Louis HELP.

For details about volunteering on October 8, please call St. Louis HELP at 314 567 4700.

The equipment drive is supported by St. Louis County, including a grant from the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health utilizing County landfill surcharge funds.

St. Louis HELP’s October 8 equipment drive will be occur at 14 designated Walgreen’s parking lots in the metro area. They include:

8571 Watson Road 314–962–5545 — Webster Groves (Watson & Elm)

1 Grasso Plaza 314–631–8800 — Affton (Gravois & S. Rock Hill)

9801 Manchester 314–963–3256 — Rock Hill (Manchester & Kortwright)

13992 Manchester Road 636–227–9228 — Manchester (Manchester & Weidman)

4400 Lemay Ferry Road 314–487–0636 — So. County (Lemay & Forder)

14950 Clayton Road 636–527–7873 — Chesterfield (Clarkson & Baxter)

12345 St. Charles Rock Road 314–770–2479 — Bridgeton (St. Charles Rock Rd. & 270)

3920 Hampton Avenue 314–351–2100 — South City (Hampton & Chippewa)

460 N. Lindbergh/Hwy 57 314–831–6448 — Florissant (Lindbergh & Washington)

2310 S. Old Highway 94 636–477–7996 — St. Charles (Old Hwy 94 & Muegge Rd.)

5890 N. Belt West 618–277–4440 — Belleville (N. Belt West & Frank Scott)

1001 Bowles Avenue 636–343–0754 — Fenton (Bowles & Highway 141)

2329 W. Clay Street 636–949–6613 — St. Charles (West Clay & Droste)

890 Washington Cors 636–239–7483 — Washington (Hwy 47 & Hwy 100)

St. Louis HELP conducts two home health equipment drives annually, and also accepts equipment donations by appointment all year.

All equipment donations to St. Louis HELP are tax deductible. A one-minute public service video that showcases St. Louis HELP can be viewed on YouTube at

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.

For details, see the website Thank you!