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Medical loan closet moves around, but is always there


October 28, 2021

Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinell

Alice Rooney volunteers with Hospice of Wrangell and helps run a medical equipment loan closet that stocks wheelchairs, walkers, braces, hospital beds and more, all available free of charge for anyone who needs equipment on a short-term basis.

A medical equipment loan closet in Wrangell offers items free of charge for anyone who needs assistance on a short-term basis.

Alice Rooney, a retired social worker, volunteers with Hospice of Wrangell, also known as Harriet's Helpers. She has been helping run the closet which stocks wheelchairs, walkers, braces, bedpans, hospital beds, grabbers, commodes and other items.

The loan closet is located in a corner of the former Wrangell Medical Center next to Evergreen Elementary School on Bennett Street.

It's moved a few times in the 45 years she's been involved with the service, Rooney said....

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