Spring Cleaning? Drop Off Your Old Home Health Equipment at Any of 14 Locations on Saturday May 14

St. Louis, Missouri…Here’s an easy way to recycle that unused wheelchair, walker, crutches or other home health items occupying your attic or basement.

On Saturday, May 14 from 9 am. to 2 p.m., you can drop it off at any of 14 locations in metro St. Louis and get a tax deduction from the St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP). The nonprofit organization will clean and revitalize it and then loan it for free to people who need it.

Every year, St. Louis HELP assists more than 5,500 people and their caregivers by providing the home medical equipment they desperately need. Much of that equipment is donated by people to St. Louis HELP because they know it makes a positive difference in other peoples’ lives.

“In 2015 we loaned 5,570 health equipment items for free to people suffering from illness, injury or a disability — they didn’t have the medical equipment they need because they can’t afford it or insurance won’t cover it,” says Executive Director Laura Cannon-Singer.

“We loaned manual and electric wheelchairs; scooters; walkers, crutches, canes; hospital beds; portable commodes; elevated toilet seats; lift chairs — and more — for free.”

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. at these locations:

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.

To get free loans of home health equipment or to donate health equipment you don’t need, call St. Louis HELP at 314.567.4700 or see the website http://www.stlhelp.org.

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