Red Cross equipped

Interior Savings has awarded $15,000 to the Canadian Red Cross health equipment loan program in the Interior.

Interior Savings has awarded $15,000 to the Canadian Red Cross health equipment loan program in the Interior.

The program provides clean, safe, medical equipment including wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, beds, bed lifts, commodes, amputee boards and more, to those recovering from illness or injury in the comfort of their own home on a short term loaned basis.

“The health equipment loan program is an essential service in our communities,” said Kathy Conway, Interior Savings chief executive officer.

In 2014, the Okanagan, and Thompson Valley depots served more than 14,000 clients, and loaned more than 26,000 equipment items.

Since 2010, Interior Savings has invested $45,000 to Red Cross HELP for the purchase of two  Hub Scrub washers to clean and sanitize all loaned equipment, $7,000 for new bariatric equipment, $10,000 for the purchase of child-sized medical equipment, and most recently $15,000 for both mobile and basic medical equipment.