The Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota has established the Donor Connect Program to connect veterans and their families in need of used durable medical equipment with medical equipment donors. The goal of the program is to build better lives for all Minnesota veterans and/or family members.
List of Medical Equipment Available
The DAV of MN Donor Connect program connects donors of used medical equipment with local area veterans in need. Unfortunately due to several reasons we are unable to pick up or store donated items. This means that the equipment will be maintained by the owner until the item is connected to a veteran with a specific need for that particular equipment. The DAV of MN cannot estimate when an item will be connected to a veteran. We will ask for detailed information about the equipment and then enter that information along with the donor’s contact information into our database. This database is sent out to veterans and veteran advocates across the state. When a veteran or advocate calls in with a need we try to link them with the best suitable equipment. We provide the donors contact number to the veteran and then it is the responsibility of the veteran to connect with the donor to set up a time and place to pick up the item. After the donation is made, a receipt of donation can be made to the donor upon request.
The Donor Connect Program is completely donation based. There is no cost to either the donors or the veterans who receive the donation. All donations are fully tax-deductible. We help the donor find a Minnesota veterans and/or family members in need and ask the recipient work with the donor to make arrangements to transfer the donated equipment. At such time that the recipient no longer needs the equipment, we help place it with another veteran and/or family member in need.
What to donate?
Used durable medical equipment accepted for donation:
- Aluminum Ramp
- Four wheel walker with seat
- Lift recliner chair in working order, not soiled or worn
- Manual folding wheelchair with foot rest
- Patient body lift
- Power scooter with good batteries
- Power wheelchair with good batteries
What items are not accepted for donation?
Items not accepted for donation:
- Hospital Beds
- Power scooters or wheelchairs that need batteries or repairs
- Personal medical supplies such as; Prosthetics, B-pap and C-pap machines, nebulizers, IV stands, external feeding pump systems, nutritional supplies, suction catheter kits, hearing aids.
Who to Contact?
If you have a need or want to donate durable medical equipment, contact donor connect program manager Dave Wentzel at 651.291.1212 or send an email.