Adirondack Health to host medical supply drive Nov. 11

Jerry Stewart, rehab technician at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, stands with donated home medical equipment and supplies bound for Nicaragua. (Photo provided — Adirondack Health)

SARANAC LAKE — On Saturday, Nov. 11, Adirondack Medical Center will host a medical supply drive in support of North Country Mission of Hope.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., volunteers will accept surplus home medical equipment and supplies in Adirondack Medical Center’s lower parking lot, just off state Route 86.

Accepted items include wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, braces, commodes, shower chairs, toilet seat raisers, Ace bandages/wraps, blood pressure monitors, unopened personal hygiene items and more. North Country Mission of Hope, a Plattsburgh-based non-profit organization, is committed to fostering hope and empowering relationships with the people of Nicaragua through sustainable programs in education, healthcare, community and ecological development. All supplies and durable medical equipment collected on Saturday will be inventoried, packaged and shipped by North Country Mission of Hope to Nicaragua and distributed through local networks of doctors, nurses and international aid organizations. For a complete list of accepted items, please contact North Country Mission of Hope at 518-561-2599.

Equipment donations will also be accepted at Adirondack Health rehabilitation and sports medicine locations in Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake through Friday, Nov. 10.

For more details or to set up a drop-off time in advance, please contact Jerry Stewart, AMC rehab technician, at 518-897-2615.