Medical Equipment Bank to Remain Open; Donations Still Accepted from Community
CENTRALIA, Wash. — On the morning of Monday, March 16, Visiting Nurses Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Collins announced that Visiting Nurses Thrift Store locations would suspend retail operations and close their retail spaces to the public, due to the current concerns regarding COVID-19. Retail operations will remain suspended until further notice.
It is important to note that, while retail operations are suspended, the Visiting Nurses Foundation Medical Equipment Bank will remain operational and accessible to the community via modified access points at both their Centralia and Chehalis locations. For access to Visiting Nurses Foundation Medical Equipment Bank Program, please call (360) 623-1562 or stop by a location and ring the doorbell at the donation or dock area at the respective location.
In an effort to further assist the vulnerable medical community in the local Centralia-Chehalis and greater Lewis County area during the coronavirus outbreak, the Visiting Nurses Foundation Board has authorized the funds for and directed the foundation staff to coordinate and facilitate a nutritional meal ordering and delivery program designed to serve those who cannot leave their homes during these unprecedented events.
Additional details about the temporary Visiting Nurses Foundation meal delivery program are forthcoming and Visiting Nurses Foundation staff are coordinating with local food establishments to serve the program. Follow the Visiting Nurses Foundation on Facebook, on Instagram, or watch for additional details at VisitingNursesFoundation.org. To support these efforts, a donation form is also available on the Visiting Nurses website.
About Visiting Nurses Foundation: The Visiting Nurses Foundation has been providing home health and hospice care in Lewis County, in partnership with Assured Home Health and Hospice, since the early 1990s. It is the mission of Visiting Nurses to make end-of-life and comfort care accessible to all individuals in our community regardless of ability to pay. In the past decade, more than 14,000 pieces of medical equipment have been distributed to our local community. To learn more about our organization, please visit VisitingNursesFoundation.org or call us at (360) 623-1562.