Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rotary learns about Sonshine Medical Equipment

It was great to hear from Ron Flora about the Sonshine medical equipment project, an outreach of First Christian Church in Washington.

Sonshine is a compassionate outreach of First Christian Church that loans clean, quality, home care medical equipment to residents of Washington County who cannot secure the equipment they need to recover from illness or injury at home through Medicare, private insurance, or other support organizations. There is no cost for borrowing the equipment for as long as it is needed.

Flora said they have assisted over 100 people since they started, and have an equipment library of over 200 quality items.

Sonshine welcomes donations of home health care equipment that is clean and in excellent to new condition. After receiving the equipment, Sonshine will send the donor a Thank You! letter acknowledging the donation of equipment with the date received and a reasonable valuation of the equipment for tax purposes if requested.

Flora, the Sonshine executive director, can be reached at (319) 591-1333 or his mobile at (641) 919-5812, or

Sonshine is located at 211 South Iowa Ave., Washington IA 52353, and at general e-mail address

Next week's program (9/20/2012) is a real treat.  Larry Fishback's program is Bill Bartenhagen, the director of the Washington County USDA Farm Service Agency. Maybe Susan will bring that financial report on the Turkey Dinner too.