Volunteers Needed, Katrina Relief Donations Event

Posted on April 21, 2006

Donations and Volunteers Needed

2nd RELIEF EFFORT for survivors of HURRICANE KATRINA
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and Temple University VOAD

Relief Effort for
ASSISTIVE DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
All donations will be delivered to LATAN
(Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network)

SPONSORS NEEDED:
? Local transportation/truck leasing
? Warehouse space
? Forklift equipment
? Pallets and pallet wraps
? Shirts for volunteers
? Food service for volunteers

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
? Administrative/Research
? Item pick up and delivery
? fork lift operations,
? and more…

EQUIPMENT DONATIONS*
April 10 through April 29, 2006
Final donation event
Saturday, April 29
9AM-4 PM
Parking Lot #3–Temple University Campus
13th & Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Directions: http://www.temple.edu/maps
(Rain Date: Sunday, April 30)

*TOP PRIORITIES
? Wheelchairs–Power and manual
? High capacity wheelchairs (300+lbs)
? Shower chairs, benches and transfer benches
? Commode chairs
? Chair Lifts
? Ramps of all types
? Hospital Beds–designed for home use
Other items needed:
? Walkers
? Crutches
? Adaptive Positioning boards/Feeding tables etc
? Various feeding supplements/formulas
? Consumable medical supplies i.e. diabetic supplies, pads, depends etc.

ALL equipment MUST be CLEAN and in GOOD WORKING ORDER

FINANCIAL Donations to LATAN* also needed. Call LATAN at 225.925.9500

All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, log on to our website: http://disabilities.temple.edu

Questions about this effort?
Call/write to George Heake
IT Accessibility Coordinator
Institute on Disabilities & Director Temple VOAD
PH: 215-204-7177
E-mail: gheake@temple.edu


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