Volunteer Days at the Warehouse
November 15, 2014
January 10, 2015
February 14, 2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Volunteers are needed to help inventory, clean, and store the equipment. Join us for a day of fun (food and drinks provided), hard work, and accomplishment as we help those in need!
Volunteers should be:
* 18 years of age
* Ability to lift/move/set up 15 pounds of materials
* Willingness to get dirty
To volunteer, please contact:
Save the Date!
Thursday, December 4, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
5727 IH 10 West, Administrative Bldg.
5th Annual Holiday Open House
Enjoy appetizers, drinks, door prizes, and meeting community members and volunteers that provide services and support to seniors, veterans, children and others struggling with illness and disability.
The Holiday Open House has become a fun and festive Project MEND Tradition.
Case Management Supervisor
Denise E. Bennett
Denise brings over 30 years of experience in project management and development work in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Most recently she managed the Bexar County Mental Health Consortium project and a variety of community health programs at The Health Collaborative. She is eager to build a well funded and diverse development plan for Project MEND. Denise is a graduate of National Louis University and of the Keller Graduate School of Management and is passionate about the ethical management of people and programs. She is a native of Chicago and currently resides in Helotes.
Jennifer is a native of San Antonio and has worked in the non-profit sector for over 16 years. She is a graduate of Clark High School and has one son. After doing tax preparation for 14 years, Jennifer followed her passion for client satisfaction and joined the staff of Project MEND to assure that clients and funders are satisfied with their experience. In her spare time, Jennifer loves to make jewelry.
Project MEND Out and About in the Community
HELP OTHERS BY DONATING YOUR USED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT!
Silver Tree Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has partnered with Project MEND to host a DME Drive on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014 from 8 AM - 1 PM at the Silver Tree Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located at 930 Roy Richard Drive in Schertz, Texas.
Refreshments will be served!
Equipment Donations That We Can Accept
- Tub Transfer Benches
- Tub/Shower Grab Bars
- Walkers with Seats
- Canes/Quad Canes
- Bedside Commodes
- Rolling Walkers
- Trapeze Bars/Hoyer Lifts
- Shower Chairs
- Adult Diapers/Blue Pads
- Hospital Beds
Please consider stopping by and dropping off your used medical equipment. We will have plenty of volunteers on site to help load and unload your equipment. If you have any questions, please contact either Project MEND at 210-223-6363 or Craig Miller at 210-414-6411.
|We are proud to thank our Toast of the Town Sponsors!
Sunday, October 26th from 10 am - 3 pm
El Mercado - 514 W. Commerce
Park in UTSA Parking Lots D-1 & D-2 for Accessible Shuttle Service to Event.
Activities, Award Presentation, Health ScreeningS, Information & Resource Exhibitors, Experts, Face Painting, Balloons, Petting Zoo, Demonstrations, Food, Over 16 Topic Areas, Live Entertainment, Mascots, Costume Contest, Clowns & More!
WE WILL HAVE AN EXHIBIT... COME BY AND SEE US!
Injuries from Falling are Increasing
- Falling is the leading cause of unintentional injury at home among Americans 65 and older. Older people sustain such injuries by stumbling on stairs; slipping in bathtubs; falling off ladders and step stools; and tripping over garden hoses, dog leashes, and household appliance cords.
- Consumers 65 and over are increasingly at risk from product-related injuries that occur in or around their homes, especially injuries caused by falling. CPSC estimates product-related injuries and deaths involving those 65 and older cost the United States over $100 billion every year.
- 100 drowning deaths in one year among those 65 and older, a disproportionate share. Fires are also a hazard. Cooking fires that cause burns, start house fires, or ignite clothing while older people are cooking are a major hazard for seniors.
- Each week, more than 30,000 Americans over the age of 65 are seriously injured by falling, and nearly 250 die from their injuries, according to the NSC. Of those who do survive falling, 20-30 % experience debilitating injuries that affect them the rest of their lives. Falling is also the leading cause of injury, and the leading cause of injury-related death, for both men and women 75 and older.
- Most Fatal Falls Occur at Home...54 percent of all falling-related deaths of older people are caused by seniors falling down at home, and 20 percent of those fatal falls occur in residential institutions.
Tips to Prevent Falls Around the Home
Transformation is coming! Watch for upcoming articles about how Project MEND transforms a donated, used and somewhat neglected wheelchair into a refurbished, sanitized beauty.
I am going to take you on a journey that will show you exactly why your donation is so important. I'm going to show you how a donated wheelchair goes from Scrappy to MENDi.
Transformation happens at Project MEND... we transform used equipment and once placed into the hands of the person living with a disability or illness, the equipment has the ability to transform lives!
Please Donate Used Medical Equipment
Donations of Home Medical Equipment
is the key to
Project MEND's Services.
Drop off donations at the Project MEND Warehouse
1201 Austin St.,
San Antonio, TX 78208
Adult Diapers and
Home Hospital Beds
Walkers with seats
Project MEND Partners
These partners support the Project MEND mission to remove barriers to those living with illness and disability.
Thank You for your support!
Toast of the Town
Methodist Healthcare Ministries
Sage Care Management
Senator Carlos Uresti
Akin,Doherty,Klein & Feuge, PC
Tommie B. Wilson & Crystal Zamora
Texas Capital Bank
Central Park Lion's Club
Susan & Erik Koppang
San Antonio Housing Authority
St. Mary's University
Shawn & Elizabeth Lutz
South San Antonio Chamber
Denise Bennett/Irma Lopez
Norton Rose Fulbright & Estrada Hinojosa
Acadian Ambulance Service
Jackson Lujan Eyecare Centers
Cavaretta, Katona & Francis LPPC
5727 IH 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78201
voice / 210-223-6363 fax / 210-223-6441
Project MEND is open from 8am - 5pn Monday - Friday
The office and warehouse is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. each day.
Believing mobility and independence are basic human rights,
Project MEND empowers individuals to become active members of their communities through the reuse of medical equipment.
| When a disability and limited economic resources leave a person isolated and dependent, Project MEND responds by helping Veterans and their families obtain the medical equipment needed to recover from life altering experiences. By addressing the root causes of mobility and independence, Veterans are better prepared to reintegrate into civilian life and participate in family and community activities.