Medical loan closet moves around, but is always there
October 28, 2021
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....