Visiting Nurses Foundation was graciously awarded $500 from Sierra Pacific Foundation to fund the purchase of additional medical equipment for the medical equipment bank.

The medical equipment bank has been operating for three years providing free medical equipment on loan. During this time, over 7000 pieces of durable medical equipment has been loaned out to help those who are experiencing extended illnesses or injuries enabling them to stay in the comfort of their own homes.  Trevor Elliott, Foundation President said the following; “We are tremendously grateful for Sierra Pacific’s commitment to this community through our medical equipment bank.  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. We look forward to teaming up with Sierra Pacific in years to come to continue the growth of our equipment bank.”

Pictured with Trevor Elliott; is Lisa Perry, Community Relations Manager:  “The Sierra Pacific Foundation strives to partner with organizations to build our local communities, and the Visiting Nurses medical equipment bank is a perfect example of someone stepping up to fill a critical need.  We are honored to be of help.”

The Visiting Nurses Foundation’s mission is to create funding for education and assistance of home health and hospice patients and their families. The Lewis County-based foundation now serves eight counties. Donations to the Visiting Nurses Foundation go directly to patient care or equipment; administrative costs are covered by the foundation’s thrift stores.

Sierra Pacific Foundation established in 1979 by A.H. “Curly” Emmerson contributes to youth activities and other organizations in the communities in which Sierra Pacific Industries has facilities.