The Good News Project, which was founded in 1983 and has served the needs of others locally and abroad, was the recent recipient of a $4,000 grant from IncredibleBank Foundation. Specifically, the money from the Foundation will be used by Good News Project’s H.E.L.P. Closet, which will help fund a crucial sanitizing machine used for the cleaning of medical equipment.
The H.E.L.P. (Health Equipment Lending Project) Closet is an initiative that lends a wide array of medical equipment to community members with short term needs. There are no requirements to borrow items other than a need for equipment. In 2018 alone, the H.E.L.P. Closet lent medical equipment to 1,728 families who used 4,222 pieces of equipment. According to Christine Daniels, Executive Director of Good New Project, demand for medical equipment is rising. “The number of families we assist each month has risen to an average of 180 as compared to 140 families just nine months ago.” Obviously, the sanitation machine for this equipment plays a critical role in making certain the lending process of equipment continues without interruption.
The IncredibleBank Foundation funds programs that create opportunities in education, human services, community and economic development, and helping the communities served by IncredibleBank get to their incredible.
IncredibleBank employees recently toured Good News Project’s H.E.L.P. Closet to learn more about the program. Toni Schmitt of Good News Project demonstrates how they sanitize equipment.
The IncredibleBank team at the H.E.L.P. Closet (L-R) Good News Project: Christine Daniels, Executive Director, Toni Schmitt, HELP Closet Manager; Dawn Follendorf, IncredibleBank; and Brittany Sorenson, IncredibleBank.
A small sample of the vast amount of equipment that the H.E.L.P. Closet lends out each year.
Christine Daniels speaks with IncredibleBank’s Brittany Sorenson about Good News Project and the importance of the H.E.L.P. Closet initiative.