The Sierra Pacific Foundation has donated $500 to the Visiting Nurses Foundation to fund the purchase of additional medical equipment to be used in the medical equipment bank. Additionally, March 30, 2017, Pacific Power Foundation contributed $1,000 to this important project.
Since opening three years ago, the bank has loaned out over 7,000 pieces of durable medical equipment to those experiencing extended illnesses or injuries, allowing them to stay in their homes.
“We are tremendously grateful for Sierra Pacific and Pacific Power’s commitment to this community through our medical equipment bank,” Foundation President Allen Unzelman said in a press release. “Gifts such as this one allow our organization to provide much needed medical equipment to individuals wherever and whenever it is needed, regardless of the individual’s ability to pay or insurance coverage.”
The purpose of the foundation is to create funding for education and to assist home health and hospice patients and their families. Based in Lewis County, the foundation serves eight counties. Donations to the foundation go directly to patient care or equipment. Administrative costs are covered by the foundation’s thrift stores.
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