Recycled durable medical equipment? Yes! A service here in Sonoma County.

Yesterday I had a joyful ride over to Petaluma to conduct a bit of business. The drive was so amazing as the sky was bright blue and the hills were a lush green. I love the weather this time of year!

While in Petaluma, I met Marshi Russell (707-695-0861) and learned about Home CARES. Home CARES (Collection And Redistribution of Equipment and Supplies) is a nonprofit program that collects durable medical equipment and gives it to individuals in need.

Examples include:

  • Walkers
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Wheelchairs
  • Bath Equipment
  • Hospital Beds
  • Blood Pressure Kits
  • Grabbers
  • Bed Pads
  • Wedge Pillows
  • Diapers
  • Dressings
  • Bandages
  • Liquid Nutrition
  • Oxygen Supplies
  • and more

Home CARES accepts tax deductible donations of these items and distributes them to those in need at no charge.

If you have items to donate or could use items like those listed above, contact (Sonoma County) Marshi Russell 707-695-0861 or Max Decker 707-763-2172 or visit the Home CARES location at 3100 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, CA 415-388-8198. If needed, delivery can usually be arranged.

I am really big on redistribution of goods and keeping items out of landfills. I used to gather newspapers, cans, and bottles from the neighbors and recycle them to earn pocket money as a teenager. Yet, this program goes beyond helping the environment. This program helps with quality of life.

If you have durable medical equipment that you are not using, please consider passing it along to Home CARES. Give another the gift of increased mobility and comfort!