|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