Loving Daughter Pays it Forward with Project C.A.R.E.

For two decades, Francis Porter Green cared for her mother. When her mother passed, Francis decided to donate her medical equipment. “At first I had a hard time,” she said, “but now I want to move forward to give someone else comfort.”

Francis didn’t know who might accept the equipment. “I googled it and found a number and was directed to Carolyn,” she said referring to Carolyn Williams, Volunteer Corps’ Program Manager at UMC Foundation. Carolyn oversees Project C.A.R.E. which stands for Community Access to Rehabilitation Equipment. Project C.A.R.E. accepts donations of new or gently used durable medical equipment and prepares them to be redistributed to patients in need.

“I appreciate donors who are kind enough to think of others who may be in need of equipment,” said Carolyn. “When I met Francis, I could see how much she cared for her mother and how it helped her to know the equipment would improve the quality of life for someone else in the community.”

Francis donated her mother’s hospital bed, low air loss mattress and shower transfer bench. “It warms my heart,” she said, “to know there are a lot of people who are in dire need of equipment. It just makes me feel good to know someone else is going to benefit.”

For more information on Project C.A.R.E or to make a donation, contact Carolyn Williams, 915-521-7229, ext. 80528, cwilliams@umcelpaso.org.