Wichita Medical Loan Closet receives $1,200 Helping Hand

Published: Jul. 16, 2018 at 9:43 AM CDT
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When you find yourself in a situation where you have a medical emergency that requires a lengthy rehab, finding money in your budget to pay for all the necessary supplies can be tough.

That's where the Medical Loan Closet becomes valuable.

Inside the Medical Loan Closet's Wichita building, there is a lot of medical equipment. Just about anything anyone needs.

Founder and President Lloyd Hanna says their mission as a non-profit is simple. "We take donated medical equipment, and clean it up, refurbish it, etc, whatever has to be done, then loan it out to people who don't have."

When we recently met Hanna he was looking to the public for donated wheel chairs. He says because of our story people as far away as Nebraska reached out to him willing to donate.

But that only scratched the surface of the need he sees. This year alone, he and his all volunteer staff will loan more than 6,000 items to the community, asking only for a small donation in return.

That's why Eyewitness News and DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers decided to lend him a Helping Hand and give him $1,200 to he can continue to help people.

"Seriously?" Hanna said with a huge smile on his face. "Well this is one happy morning. (laugh). Are you serious? Yeah, I'm not joking," said Scott Evans with Eyewitness News.

When he met Dustin DeVaughn and Richard James, Lloyd already had plans for the money. He plans to use it to buy parts for the items they need to refurbish.

"Lloyd, we're honored to present you with a Helping Hand for $1,200 and we thank you for the great work you're doing helping the medically un-served in our community," said James.

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