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Project MEND Veterans Program

 

Serving Those That Served

 

The mission of Project MEND’s services for Veterans and their Families is to provide durable medical equipment and assistive technologies medically necessary for rehabilitation and recovery.

 

VETERANS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, AND THEIR FAMILIES

Project MEND began serving veterans in 2007 to honor the son of then Board Member; Ester Geffre.

After returning from Iraq, SSG Geffre developed a fatal illness and needed assistance obtaining

medical equipment. Project MEND proudly helped SSG Geffre. 

Since 2007, Project MEND has provided more than 900 pieces of medical equipment to nearly 215 people at a savings of more than $188,000 to the community. Additionally, $127,000 of financial assistance has been provided to members of the veterans’ community.  In honor of SSG Jeremiah C. Geffre and other brave servicemen and women who have or continue to serve our country, Project MEND proudly provides services to veterans and military personnel and their families.  It is with SSG Geffre in mind that we proudly serve our brave active and veteran servicemen and women.

Eligibility Requirements:

Proof of military or veteran status

Doctor's prescription for the medical equipment or the Assistive Technology (AT) needed

 

 

Project MEND Services

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Reuse

  • Donated medical equipment is refurbished, repaired, and sanitized.
  • Equipment is provided to those in need.

 

Examples of equipment provided:

  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Portable ramps
  • Walkers with seats
  • Shower chairs
  • Hospital beds and mattresses

The more equipment donated =

more people served

 

Assistive Technology (AT) Financial Aid

  • AT is any piece of equipment that can be used to help someone with a disability successfully function.
  • Assistance is provided for specialized devices not part of the Project MEND inventory.
  • Financial aid ($500 maximum) is paid directly to the approved vendor supplying the AT device. 
  • Individuals can receive assistance once a year

 

 

Project MEND Eligibility

Any person who served honorably on active duty in the armed forces of the United States and their family members:

  • Spouses 
  • Surviving spouses 
  • Dependents

A medical prescription verifying diagnosis and equipment needed is required. 

A service-connected disability is NOT required nor is a disability rating issued by the VA.

 

 

Project MEND is committed to serving the needs of the brave men and women that have defended our country and those that continue to fight for our freedom every day; like U.S. Army Veteran, Albert Gonzales, who served as a Cavalry Scout from 1978 to 1981. Mr. Gonzales needed help getting the medical equipment his doctor prescribed. Project MEND provided an electric wheelchair to help with fatigue and a portable ramp to assist with mobility.

 

 

 

Project MEND is proud to be a recipient of a reimbursable grant from the Texas Veterans Commission.

The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance program awards grant funding to non-profit and local government organizations to provide direct services to Texas Veterans and their families.

In January 2013, Project MEND received a $140,000 grant through the Fund for Veterans Assistance.

 

 

Eligible clients for Project MEND’s program include

  • veterans;
  • spouses;
  • surviving spouses; and
  • dependents

having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Services offered include providing previously owned medical equipment to eligible clients and financial assistance to obtain specialized assistive devices, vehicle and/or minor home modifications not available in the Project MEND inventory.

 

Questions about Project Mend Veteran Services?

 

Allie Everett

Case Management Supervisor

(210) 223-6363 ext. 230

allie.everett@projectmend.org

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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