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Medical equipment is often a big expense for people who only need it temporarily. Now, a Greenwood Village nonprofit is working to help.

The South Metro Medical Equipment Closet, a one-year-old nonprofit in Greenwood Village, is offering a free solution to medical expenses. They take donated gear, clean it, and then let people borrow it completely for free. The gear is available to adults across the Denver area.

Equipment and financial donations to the nonprofit are tax deductible and any money received goes towards paying for insurance and cleaning supplies. The most-needed equipment donations are knee cruisers, hospital beds and wheelchairs.

We have had people tell us a wheelchair costs $400, and they just can’t afford to buy one… And so we are there to supply that need.” -Donna Ralston, Founder

The South Metro Medical Equipment Closet has eight volunteers who take calls for loan requests. They also take donations five days a week. You can reach them at (720) 443-2013.

“A lot of them only need it for a little bit of time so they don’t really want to spend the money buying something,” volunteer Patti Jo Oakley told 9News.

You can donate to their cause or request an equipment loan here.

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