We've partnered with the Embrace Foundation, a Newport News based nonprofit, for a donation drive!
About Embrace Foundation:
Far too often, gently-used Durable Medical Equipment winds up in the trash or gathering dust for years in closets, attics and basements.
Yet those crutches, canes, walkers, splints, slings, boots, cervical collars, back braces, bone growth stimulators and more are in desperately short supply in many impoverished countries. That’s where Embrace aims to make a difference.
Launched in 2018 by a staff member at Orthopaedic & Spine Center, Embrace is an ongoing effort to collect, package and deliver supplies for Samaritan’s Purse, an international disaster relief organization.
While federal health regulations prevent the reuse of such equipment in United States medical practices, Samaritan’s Purse can sanitize and repurpose items sometimes worth thousands of dollars each to help patients in need.
February 8th - March 19th, 2021, we will be collecting the following items at 1st Advantage Branches: