The Medical Equipment Bank appreciates donations from individuals and organizations. The funds are used to refurbish donated medical equipment.
Thank you: Woodlawn Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation 2012 – 2022
Tim Burgman of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Cemetery & Cremation, donates $1,500 each month to cover the $18,000 annual cost of rent and utilities to house donated medical equipment and supplies in memory of his wife Ann Burgman.
Thank you: Senior Action Network 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2020 – 2021
The Senior Action Network donated to the Medical Equipment Bank to help people in need.
Thank You: Altrusa 2014
Altrusa Club of Olympia adopted the Medical Equipment Bank and donates financial help, gift cards, tools, and shelving. Mike Kelly, MEB Coord says:
“We were so blessed by Altrusa, the ladies adopted The Medical Equipment Bank and donated shelves, tools, a gift certificate, and financially helped us out. I was speechless. We so love the ladies from Altrusa, (Above is Altrusa’s Kim Rinehardt handing me the goodies.) THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! Check them out at the Thurston County Fair, they are the ones selling those huge elephant ears I so dearly love (and not suppose to have – shhhh).“
Thank you: The Nisqually Tribe Charitable Fund 2012-2021
The Thurston County Medical Equipment Bank (MEB) recently launched its new website, www.medicalequipmentbank.org. The MEB serves more than 4,680 people a year of all ages, loaning out much needed items free of charge. A grant from The Nisqually Tribe Charitable Fund made the MEB’s new website possible as well as providing funds for public awareness advertising in the Nisqually Valley News, The Olympian and Senior News.
Thank you: Volunteers and Donors
The Medical Equipment Bank is located at Woodlawn Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation, 5930 Mullen Rd. S.E., Lacey WA 98503, in the basement entrance at the back of the building. The Medical Equipment Bank is only open on Saturdays from 10:00am-11:00am for curbside service and drop offs. People may come by at those times to borrow or donate items they no longer use or the Bank may be reached thru a message phone at 360-456-8810.
The Medical Equipment Bank was established in 1980 Senior Providers Group and run by volunteer Shirley Thompson out of a donated mini-storage unit. It is still run by volunteers and now is a project of the Thurston County Council on Aging, a 501c3 organization