Neighbor to Neighbor Releases 2014 Impact Statement

Neighbor to Neighbor recently announced that 1,252 individuals benefitted from services they provided in 2014 as part of their community impact report. Door County residents saved more than $400,000 in medical expenses by utilizing the organization’s services. Ninety-eight volunteers donated 3,350 hours to facilitate medical equipment loans, serve as peer companions and/or respite care providers to homebound or isolated individuals, staff the Neighbor to Neighbor office, serve on the board of directors, and assist with special events.

Executive Director Ann Bennett states, “The community’s investment in this organization ultimately keeps hundreds of thousands of dollars in the pockets of Door County residents. Many times, having the appropriate medical equipment or a caring volunteer to visit allows people to safely remain in their own homes. Individuals who have no family or support systems in the area or are limited in their mobility due to a disability can realize freedom with the help of a giving volunteer.”

Neighbor to Neighbor’s services are provided free of charge; the organization is supported entirely through donations, local and regional grants, United Way funding, and fundraising events. The organization’s 2015 budget is $51,803. Bennett states, “Due to the growth of the medical equipment loan program, we are in need of community donations of medical equipment. The following items are especially needed at this time: wheelchairs, transport chairs, and four-wheeled walkers with seats.” For more information call Bennett at 920.743.7800.

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