Medical Equipment Lending Program

Elliott Sloyer is working on starting a volunteer run “lending library” for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) called Wheel It Forward.  
DME includes things like wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, crutches knee scooters etc… The average piece of DME has a lifespan of 5-10 years but is only used for 4 months. Also, out of pocket expenses for DME are very high assuming that insurance medicare or medicaid would even cover it, which they often do not.  
Elliott has secured some donated warehouse space for our launch in June (pandemic permitting) and he asks if any of the Interfaith Council churches, mosques, or synagogues might have space where he could run the day to day operations from. 
He would likely need between 1500 – 2500 square feet. The space does not to be “finished” but access to water and electricity would be necessary. Elliott’s contact number is below.  He has been running this out of his garage for roughly 5 months and the ability to make a significant impact in our community (and beyond) is compelling.  
Elliot Sloyer’s phone number is: 203-705-1600
Thank you! 

COVID-19 Letter from the Director of Public Safety, Health & Welfare, City of Stamford​

Good Morning Everyone, With the number of positive COVID-19 cases on the rise here in Stamford we are asking for your assistance in ensuring that our messages and COVID-19 information is disseminated throughout the community.  There is a lot of COVID-19 information available on the City of Stamford Website  https://www.stamfordct.gov/   Please take the time to review the site as there is a lot of important information. As the Director of Public Safety, Health and Welfare is am asking that we work together on putting the proper messaging out to the community.  We need you to be in contact with your direct groups. Residents who want an appointment to get tested in Stamford – including those without health insurance or a primary care physician – can call the City’s dedicated COVID-19 Testing hotline at 833.508.8378. This hotline is operated seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are no issues regarding immigration status and lack of insurance to access treatment. If you need non-emergency assistance related to COVID-19 or have questions residents can dial 203-977-4050. Please refer to the City of Stamford website and take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the services and information. https://www.stamfordct.gov/covid19  If there are any questions/or concerns please reach out to me through Kathy Ruther at kruther@stamfordct.gov who will bring issues to my attention. I am available 24/7 however, at this time this is the best way for timely contact. You can also call me in the office at 203-977-4151 or on my cell 203-424-4354.  Please again be aware that we are dealing with many issues and I may not be available to pick up immediately. However, I will follow up asap. Let’s keep working together as a community.  We cannot be everywhere or see everything.  We do rely on our community partners to identify issues that need to be addressed. Thank you for joining together in supporting the Stamford Community at large during this horrific health emergency. Thank you.Respectfully,Ted JankowskiDirector of Public Safety, Health & WelfareW 203-977-4151