In 2011, 983 individuals benefited from services provided by Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers. Door County residents saved more than $400,000 in medical expenses by utilizing the organization’s services, and 81 volunteers donated 3,761 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.
Neighbor-to-Neighbor serves Door County residents through their medical equipment loan program in three locations throughout Door County: Sturgeon Bay, Northern Door, and Washington Island.
“The community’s investment in this organization ultimately keeps hundreds of thousands of dollars in the pockets of Door County residents,” said Anne Bennett, executive director of Neighbor-to-Neighbor. “Many times, having the appropriate medical equipment or a caring volunteer to visit allows people to remain in their own homes.”
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 2012 budget is $46,345.
For more information about Neighbor-to-Neighbor’s services or to donate time or resources, contact Bennett at 920.743.7800.