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Effective June 2, 2020, our Equipment Loan Program has reopened and is now accepting requests and making deliveries and pickups. All necessary precautions are being taken to reduce the risk of possible COVID-19 exposure to people living with ALS, their families and the Loan Program staff.
The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter Equipment Loan Program accepts donations and houses six types of durable medical equipment. The purpose of the program is to benefit those with no insurance, those unable to order their own power wheelchair, or those awaiting delivery of an ordered power wheelchair. Power wheelchairs are typically covered by insurance by at least 80%. It is strongly recommended, if one is able, to purchase a customized power wheelchair which can be modified to meet specific needs.
The following items are available for loan (based on availability).
These are also the only items that we can accept as donations
*If you plan to claim a deduction of more than $5,000, an appraisal of the equipment will be required. Please consult IRS guidelines (irs.gov) or an attorney to determine your best course of action. Any appraisals must be conducted by an accredited medical equipment appraiser (not a Durable Medical Equipment provider). Sometimes appraisals are done as a “desk or bench” procedure; meaning you email/mail photos and supporting documentation (which may include purchase receipts, serial numbers, and manuals) to the appraiser for their estimate. Costs for appraisals vary.
To request equipment or make a donation, please contact our Senior Care Services Programs Manager, Claudia Beirne, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-390-0125.