The Lacey Medical Equipment Bank had their soft reopening Oct. 31st, from 10 to 11 a.m.
For the foreseeable future, the Lacey MEB will be open every Saturday from 10 to 11 am.
Volunteers are offering curbside service by bringing requested items to your vehicle. They will be masked and request you be masked as well.
All items will be sanitized.
Yelm Medical Equipment Bank is no longer part of the Thurston County Council on Aging – One of our community’s best kept secrets is stepping out of the shadows to claim a new beginning as “Your Medical Equipment Library” (YMEL). YMEL began its new schedule in Sept. 2020 at The American Legion Post #164 at 16733 103rd Ave S. Yelm on Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Utilizing curbside interaction for client registration and service YMEL is doing its part to maintain safe distancing and the use of face coverings. If you’d like to help, you can call and request a volunteer application at our message phone line at (360) 955-1498 or by email to our help desk, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’ve never needed the MEB, you may not know about us. Our volunteer staff collect donated medical equipment and loan it out for free. If you need medical equipment short or long term, please visit us before you buy.
The Lacey Medical Equipment Bank’s (MEB) space is Donated by Woodlawn Funeral Home at 5930 Mullen Rd Se Lacey. We are located in their basement in back of the Funeral Home.
Reminder, please don’t leave things outside our door when we are not there (Woodlawn is nice enough to donate us the space, let’s not make a mess, thank you).
The Senior News and the Medical Equipment Bank
are both projects of the Thurston County Council on Aging.
Medical Equipment Bank (MEB)
The Medical Equipment Bank is here to serve you, if you are in need of any medical equipment or medical supplies (or you have some to donate)…we are the ones to call. The way we work is items are donated to MEB and we loan them to those in need for as long as you need them at NO Cost. We loan out wheelchairs, portable commodes, transfer benches, shower benches, walkers, rollators, adult depends, canes, C-Pap machines, and so much more to anyone who is in need of it for FREE. There is no charge to borrow anything we have in storage. Our only concern is many of our shelves are bare, we try to keep them full but honestly it is up to all you generous people contributing any medical supplies you may not be using anymore. Please donate these items (we do have donation slips for your records), anything you donate, please be sure to disinfect, this helps us immensely as we have no water to clean them up. Small medical supplies have to be completely sealed in original packaging or we cannot accept them – sorry. In the past we have taken in electric beds and power wheelchairs not knowing if they are working or not, we have made so many trips to scrapyard and the dump, we can only accept items that are working when brought in, we will test them before they are unloaded at our store. If they are not working we cannot accept them, so please charge up chairs and test beds and chairs before bringing them to us. That also goes for any other electrical items and manual wheelchairs too.
The MEB runs on a first come first serve basis and as some of you know we have a waiting list for items we don’t have at this time. How this works is when you call or come in, if we don’t have an item you need we put you on a list and as soon as it comes in we will call you, please note there may be a number of people ahead of you waiting for the same item. Your name will be put at the bottom of the list.
We gratefully welcome new volunteers who can work an hour or two a week, you choose the day, either Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (hours are 10am -11am) Saturdays are our busiest day and help is needed this day especially, We are desperately in need of one or two drivers with trucks to be on call to pickup and do deliveries as needed.
We are proud to say we are an official dropoff station for the Lions Club (glasses and hearing aids), you can drop them off either upstairs or downstairs with us. Monetary donations are gladly accepted at the MEB (drop in yellow container) or send your donations to…
Medical Equipment Bank
c/o Senior News
PO Box 7624
Olympia, WA. 98507
We are located at The Woodlawn Funeral Home 5930 Mullin RD SE, Lacey, around the back in the basement.
Our hours are 10am-11am on Saturdays during the Pandemic. Our phone # is 360 -456-8810. We return phone calls Monday – Friday only.
Click here to visit the MEB website.