Osoyoos Loan Program Desperate for Volunteers
The health equipment loan program in Osoyoos is in desperate need of volunteers.
A by donation service that rents out medical equipment such as crutches, wheel chairs, canes and walkers could stop service this week if volunteers are not found.
Charlotte Sanktjohanser has run the program for 27 years and says if she can't find the help the service will move to Oliver.
"In the past I've always managed to have volunteers to cover the five days a week. It's much easier to pick it up in Osoyoos than having to drive up there, pick it up, keep it for the 90 days and then drive up again to Oliver to return it."
The service is provided in conjunction with the Red Cross out of the Sonora Community Centre.
Sanktjohanser says that volunteers can expect to help out a minimum of one day a week and help out if other volunteers have a sick day, need to go to an appointment or take a vacation.
Anyone interested in lending a hand can contact Sanktjohanser at 250-495-7440.
Anita Sthankiya -Penticton