Your ReSource is a non profit organization that offers reconditioned home medical equipment to individuals and families.
We collect gently used wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, hospital beds and more.
We clean and repair the home medical equipment at our facility.
We help people access home medical equipment that improves their quality of life.
We make equipment affordable for all and have no eligibility or prescriptions required.
We foster community connections between those who need home medical equipment and those who generously donate it.
Our reuse practices give new life to valuable home medical equipment that might otherwise be discarded.
Estimates indicate that 46 million people in the USA are without health insurance. Under these circumstances, obtaining adequate medical treatment, prescriptions, home medical equipment (HME) and medical supplies becomes a daily challenge and burden. Even for those with health coverage, strict rules and guidelines can limit access to essential equipment needed for rehabilitation or ongoing medical conditions.
At the same time, a significant amount of home medical equipment is issued to insured patients and used in their homes and in healthcare settings. Once these items are no longer needed or become outdated, there is no system to manage the excess equipment. Much of it is thrown in the trash or placed indefinitely in storage.
Your ReSource has developed a win-win solution to these problems. Individuals in need are provided access to critical home medical equipment and valuable materials are kept out of the landfill. Our solution benefits people, planet and the economy!
The green grants contest is designed to give a boost to the green economy. We want to draw attention to projects that are doing a great job of combining social justice with environmental responsibility, and reward them with a grant toward their work.
What kind of groups are eligible?
If the project is good for both people and the planet and a $1,000 or $2,500 grant could make a difference to them – you should nominate the group. The group is not required to be a nonprofit organization or have 501c(3) status.
Will you be contacting my nominee?
If your nominee makes it into our top-ten, we will contact them to let them know. We'll work with the ten nominees to get a full description of their projects on our Web site for the round of top-ten voting.
What kind of projects are you talking about?
Here are some examples: Maybe a local school could use a green-grant for its organic garden project. Maybe a local pro-bicycling non-profit organization wants to extend its reach into the inner city. Maybe a local solar-installation business wants to make a commitment to provide job-training. Really, we're looking forward to seeing what you report to us. We're excited about publicizing good news about the green economy and rewarding good green projects.
When will the grants be given?
The nomination period runs through June 7. The top-ten voting runs through June 30. We'll publicize the winners and disburse the grants shortly after that. We'll also keep up with the winners and profile the great ways that they use their "green grants."
How else will the nominees benefit?
We'll list all the nominees (not just the top ten) on our Web site with links to their work. This will become an honor roll of organizations doing great green work in their communities, bringing together social justice and environmental health. People from all over the country will see their work and have an opportunity to link to it.
How are the top ten nominees chosen?
Top ten nominees will be chosen by Green America staff.
How are the green grants funded?
A generous Green America donor provides these funds for us to disburse to other groups as we see fit. This year, we decided to invite you to help us decide who receives these grants.