Mano a Mano has excess durable medical equipment that we are making available in the Twin Cities, for free, on Saturday, October 9th from 9am-11am. Please send specific requests to firstname.lastname@example.org; we will confirm whether we can fulfill your specific request. We currently have a lot of specialty commodes/shower chairs.
Recipients should be a healthcare provider in some capacity and must sign a liability waiver upon receipt; we generally cannot provide equipment to individuals directly. We are happy to have one healthcare/social work/nursing/case manager representative collect multiple pieces of equipment to share with other colleagues/recipients.
- WHEN: Saturday, October 9th from 9am-11am
- WHERE: Mano a Mano International, 925 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55104 (outside in the parking lot, in COVID-safe conditions)
- Equipment Readily Available: walkers, rollators, crutches, canes, raised toilet seats, commodes, shower chairs, tub benches, bed rails, glucometers
- Specialized Equipment in Limited Supply: wheelchairs, beds, lifts
Distributing Supplies in Bolivia
The vast majority of the donated supplies and equipment we receive at our Minnesota warehouse (90%+) is shipped to Bolivia. Our 2 most recent containers arrived at our Saint Paul, Minnesota warehouse earlier this week; we will busy over the next few days loading them with as many pounds of medical supplies & equipment as we can possibly fit. Next week they will start their journey to our warehouse in Cochabamba, Bolivia for distribution to people & organizations in need throughout the country – like these supplies that were recently given to Cochabamba-area hospitals.
We have sent 5 containers with 121,995 pounds of supplies from Minnesota to Bolivia so far this year (these 2 containers will make it 7 containers shipped in 2021).