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News and Notes from Project MEND
Project Mend

May, 2014

 
News and Notes
  May 2014
 
 
 
Dear Alejandrina,

I've been thinking a lot about teamwork. What is takes to work with others, to come together, to support and collaborate toward a common goal. Teamwork is not always easy, nothing worth celebrating ever is easy. Yet, there are times when the stars align, the right people are on the bus, and the winning basket is made. 

 

For me, The Big Give S.A. was one of those moments! I witnessed teenagers making their first gift, friends supporting new organizations, people cheering each other on, and collectively celebrating the caring community that is SAN ANTONIO.

  

On Tuesday, we ALL came together to support the nonprofit community, surpassing the goal and raising more than 2 MILLION for human services, military, arts, youth, and animal organizations. More than 20,000 gifts were made in a 24-hour period.CONGRATULATIONS! YOU deserve a round of applause!

 

I am in awe of the leadership and hardworking staff of The San Antonio Area Foundation and The San Antonio Nonprofit Council. Without your vision, determination, and guidance we would not have been as successful - THANK YOU. 

I was proud to be a small part of our historic moment and look forward to bigger and better "Big Gives." 

 

Thank you for supporting Project MEND and the 400 + organizations that work everyday for the betterment of San Antonio. 

 

Lea Rosenauer  

 

 
 
 
 
This Saturday!
Volunteer Day at the Warehouse 
 
What are you doing on May 10, 2014 from 
9:00 am - 1:00 pm? 
 
Volunteers are needed to help inventory, clean, and store the equipment. Join us for a day of fun (food and drinks provided), hard work, and accomplishment as we help those in need!
 
Volunteers should be: 
* 18 years of age 
* Ability to lift/move/set up 15 pounds of materials
* Willingness to get dirty and volunteer in a non-airconditioned environment

To volunteer, please contact: 
Cathy Valdez at cathy.valdez@projectmend.org or warehouse@projectmend.org or call (210) 223-7283 or (210) 223-6363
 
 
 
One City. One Day. One Goal.

A big THANK YOU for your support during The Big Give S.A. 
It was a historic day! 
City-wide 21,260 gifts were made, totaling $2,017,441.50!

 

Project MEND received 87 gifts, totaling $3,811.

 

It was a great day, we expanded our social media footprint and significantly elevated Project MEND's awareness in the community. Thank You for your support and encouragement! 

 
 
 

 

May is Lupus Awareness Month! The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), Lone Star Chapter is encouraging the community toPOP: Put on Purple for Lupus Awareness during the month of May and especially on Friday, May 16, 2014 for Lupus Awareness Day.

 

Lupus is a chronic disease that causes the immune system to become overactive, creating antibodies that attack healthy tissue. Lupus can cause pain, inflammation and damage in any part of the body and can be fatal. There is currently no known cure and around five million people suffer from lupus world-wide.

 

Help solve the cruel mystery of lupus by raising public awarenessof this unpredictable and misunderstood disease, and rallying support for those who suffer from its brutal impact. 

 

How you can POP: Put on Purple for Lupus Awareness:

  • Wear purple proudly on Friday, May 16 and tell people why!
  • Ask you friends, family, coworkers and employer to Put On Purple on May 16 to help raise awareness
  • Consider organizing office-wide or company-wide participation
  • Take pictures of your participation and share them through various social media outlets
  • Post photos using the hashtag #PutOnPurple and #LupusLoneStar

 

For more information, contact: 

Angelica Garza

angelica@lupuslonestar.org

Office: 210-651-9480 | Cell: 956-336-9388

www.lupuslonestar.org

 

 
 
 
 

Now in its 15th year - National Military Appreciation Month started as a simple idea; to gather America around its military family to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who serve and have served. 

 

Our military continues to play a major role in the development of our country chronicled through history of unbending honor, dedication to duty and genuine love of country. Thank You.

 

Serving Those That Served

Project MEND is honored to serve veterans and their families through our medical equipment Veterans Program. In 2013, we served 210 veterans and their family members, provided 201 pieces of medical equipment valued as $31,000. Additionally, Project MEND provided $62,000 of financial assistance to specialized medical devices.

 

Eligibility includes any person who served honorably on active duty in the armed forces of the United States and their family members. A medical prescription verifying diagnosis and the medical equipment needed is required for any service. 

For more information, call us at (210) 223-6363. 

 
 
 
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New
Veterans Mobile Phone App 
 

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has developed a mobile phone app to give Texas veterans quick access to crisis hotlines and other resources.

 

The app, which can be downloaded from both Google Play and the App Store, works on most iPhones and Android mobile phones. It provides information about local, state and national resources available to Texas military veterans.

 

By using the application veterans can:

  • Get direct access to the national Veterans Crisis Line and the Hotline for Women Veterans.
  • Connect with other veterans in their area.
  • Quickly find services available to military veterans.

The "Connect With Texas Veterans" feature puts the caller in contact with a member of the Texas Military Peer Network, an affiliation of Texas service members, veterans and their families. The network provides veterans with peer support and trusted information about community resources available to them.

 

 
 
 
Older adults have made countless contributions and sacrifices to ensure a better life for future generations. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. This celebration recognizes older Americans for their contributions and demonstrates our nation's commitment to helping them stay healthy and active.  

 

This year's theme for Older Americans Month is "Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow." The theme focuses on injury prevention and safety to encourage older adults to protect themselves and remain active and independent for as long as possible. Unintentional injuries to older Americans result in at least 6 million medically treated injuries and more than 30,000 deaths every year.
 
With an emphasis on safety during Older Americans Month, we encourage older adults to learn about the variety of ways they can avoid the leading causes of injury, like falls. While Project MEND provides medical equipment and resources to older adults year-round, Older Americans Month offers an opportunity for us to provide specialized information and services around the important topic of injury prevention. This information will help older adults take control of their safety and live longer, healthier lives.
 

 

Tips to Prevent Falls Around the Home 

 
 
 
 
In This Issue
Volunteers Needed
The Big Give SA
Lupus Awareness
Military Appeciation
Older Americans Month
Mendi's Moment
Wheelchair Guy

 

I want to talk about being active! With my wheels I can go anywhere; city parks, the mall, baseball games, etc...

 

Did you know that 
people with a disability are more likely to report at least one chronic illness and are less likely to participate in physical activities.

 

Everyone needs to active! Walking the dog, lifting groceries, chair yoga, or Tai Chi. There is something our there for you!
 

Check out Rec-Tech, a site dedicated to recreation technology for people with disabilities!

 
Please Donate Used Medical Equipment
walking
Donations of Home Medical Equipment 
is the key to
Project MEND's Services.

Drop off donations at the Project MEND Warehouse
1201 Austin St., 
San Antonio, TX 78208 
 
Phone: 210-223-7283 
 
NEEDED equipment
 
Manual Wheelchairs 
Scooters 
Quad Canes 
Shower Chairs 
Transfer Benches 
Bedside Commodes 
Adult Diapers and 
Blue Pads 
Rolling Walkers 
Home Hospital Beds  
Electric Wheelchairs  
Walkers with seats 
Hoyer Lifts
Portable Ramps
 
Quick Links
 
   
Project MEND Partners

These partners support the Project MEND mission to remove barriers to those living with illness and disability.
 
Gordon Hartman Family Foundation
 
Warm Springs Foundation
 
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Silver Eagle Logo

TX Capital Bank Logo
 


Thank You for your support!
 
Please Donate Used Medical Equipment
walking
Donations of Home Medical Equipment 
is the key to
Project MEND's Services.

Drop off donations at the Project MEND Warehouse
1201 Austin St., 
San Antonio, TX 78208 
 
Phone: 210-223-7283 
 
NEEDED equipment
 
Manual Wheelchairs 
Scooters 
Quad Canes 
Shower Chairs 
Transfer Benches 
Bedside Commodes 
Adult Diapers and 
Blue Pads 
Rolling Walkers 
Home Hospital Beds  
Electric Wheelchairs  
Walkers with seats 
Hoyer Lifts
Portable Ramps
 
Project MEND Out and About in the Community 

 

Saturday, May 10: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  
Volunteer Day at the Project MEND Warehouse  
Tuesday, May 13: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
Age Well - Live Well Committee Meeting  
Wednesday, May 14: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Alamo Area Home Care Council 
Thursday, May 15: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
16th Annual Texas Veterans Commission Summit 
Friday, May 16:   Lupus Awareness Day
                                   POP: Put on Purple for the day. 
Saturday, May 17:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
What's Next Symposium for NISD
Saturday, May 17:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Veteran's Welcome Home Event @ Morgan's Wonderland
Saturday, May 24: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Health & Wellness Expo

Check Out These Community Events
 
2014 Run for Seniors benefiting the WellMed Charitable Foundation 8:00 am May 10 at Woodlawn Lake Park
Get the Flyer 

Senior's Day in the Park  Field Day & Resource Fair on May 16 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Project MEND is honored to partner with so many business and organizations that work to improve the quality of life for families in San Antonio. If you have information to share please contact Lea Rosenauer at lea.rosenauer@projectmend.org  
 
Contact Us
 
5727 IH 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78201
Info@projectmend.org 
voice / 210-223-6363 fax / 210-223-6441
warehouse / 210-223-7283
www.projectmend.org

Project MEND is open from 8am - 5pn Monday - Friday 

The office and warehouse is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. each day. 

 

Believing mobility and independence are basic human rights, 
Project MEND empowers individuals to become active members of their communities through the reuse of medical equipment. 


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