REquipment Blog

Supporting REquipment DME Reuse On Giving Tuesday

12/01/2021

REquipment staff, Dan and Jim, deliver wheelchair. Did you make your donation to REquipment DME Reuse on Giving Tuesday?  If not, there is still time. Giving Tuesday is a day when people reflect on the organizations they know, think about their impact, and choose those they want to support their mission through a financial donation. REquipment Durable Medical Equipment Reuse impacts the lives of people with disabilities, seniors, and their family members by providing free… Supporting REquipment DME Reuse On Giving Tuesday

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We Want Your Input! REquipment Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program Embarks on Strategic Planning Process

11/15/2021

REquipment, Inc. President and CEO, Karen Langley, is pleased to announce that the organization is embarking on a strategic planning process to look at the short- and long-term goals of its durable medical equipment reuse program.  The Reuse Program is comprised of eight partners, which includes non-profits and state agencies.  REquipment coordinates the overall program and collaborates with partners that include United Cerebral Palsy of Western MA, Stavros Center for Independent Living, Department of Developmental… We Want Your Input! REquipment Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program Embarks on Strategic Planning Process

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A Big Thank You To George Navin

09/03/2021

The staff and Board of the REquipment Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program offer a BIG thank you to George Navin for his many years dedicated to medical equipment reuse. George Navin was the heart and soul of the Pass It On reuse program based in Mashpee, MA.  George opened the program in 1992 to provide durable medical equipment (DME) to children with disabilities and their families/caregivers. Having a young child with a disability using DME… A Big Thank You To George Navin

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Make A Powerful Donation

07/09/2021

Since July 2020, we’ve given away over 134 refurbished power wheelchairs, the most expensive items in our inventory. New, these power chairs range from $5,000 (basic models) to $45,000 (custom configurations). As you can imagine, giving away equipment this expensive makes a remarkable difference in the lives of people who request it. The challenge now is to keep pace with device donations and demand. Our technicians spend most of their time evaluating, inspecting, repairing, cleaning, and testing each power… Make A Powerful Donation

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Thinking About COVID

02/24/2021

At a Central MA. legislative forum in late January, Senator Harriette Chandler asked the agencies present, “What are you doing about COVID?”  Thinking that she wanted to know what protocols and practices we have put in place, I proceeded to tell her about our no contact deliveries, quarantining donated equipment off site for 7-10 days and cleaning regimes.  She said, “No, I want to know about what you are doing to get the people you… Thinking About COVID

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Welcoming 2021

01/04/2021

I, like almost everyone else, am happy to see 2020 go. Even though the pandemic is still at a peak, there is some hope with the vaccines rolling out this past week that an end is in sight for 2021.  Next step is to get every American, who wants and is able to receive the vaccine, one for free. I am very hopeful for the DME Reuse Program as we enter the new year as… Welcoming 2021

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Help Keep REquipment’s Doors Open Through The New Year

11/04/2020

October of 2020 was an excellent month for REquipment!  We delivered 135 refurbished and sanitized DME devices to our neighbors across Massachusetts. These included 40 manual wheelchairs, 8 power wheelchairs, 7 scooters, and 24 shower chairs: devices that make it possible for individuals of all ages with disabilities, as well as seniors and veterans, to get around in their homes and communities with independence and confidence. We couldn’t be prouder to be serving Massachusetts communities… Help Keep REquipment’s Doors Open Through The New Year

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REquipment Supports Food Security on the Cape

09/09/2020

REquipment is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Cape Organization for the Rights of the Disabled (CORD’s) Mobile Food Pantry. The Mobile Food Pantry serves thousands of residents with disabilities who can’t get to food pantries on the Cape. CORD and REquipment are joining forces to spread the word about their essential services for individuals with disabilities. CORD is the independent living center that serves individuals with disabilities on the Cape and Islands.… REquipment Supports Food Security on the Cape

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REquipment Hits $10 Million Milestone!

09/02/2020

This past month REquipment Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Reuse Program hit an important milestone. Since our program was first piloted in 2013, we have now refurbished and delivered over $10 million worth of durable medical equipment to seniors, people with disabilities including children and veterans, and those with a temporary need throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. How many devices does this add up to? 5,535 power and manual wheelchairs, scooters, standers, lifts, rollators, bathroom devices,… REquipment Hits $10 Million Milestone!

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The Power of a Wheelchair and REquipment!

07/31/2020

A power wheelchair was recently donated to REquipment with an anonymous note intended for the next user. Get out your tissues and never underestimate the power of a wheelchair (or a reuse program!)  To the recipient of this chair: I am truly sorry about the circumstances in which you find the need for this chair. I can only hope it brings you as much enjoyment, comfort, and peace of mind as it did for my… The Power of a Wheelchair and REquipment!

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