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Abiding Savior Lutheran Church Is Now a STLHELP HUB


What is a STLHELP HUB? 

To provide better access to STLHELP's services, we are partnering existing organizations. Abiding Savior is the first of what we hope are vibrant partnerships throughout the region to:

1. Provide easy drop off YEAR-ROUND to anyone seeking to help their neighbors through donating used home medical equipment.

2. Enable people in local communities to REQUEST HELP to secure the home medical equipment they need. 


Taking back healthcare neighbor to neighbor

The St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (STLHELP) is partnering with Abiding Savior Lutheran Church to provide increased access to STLHELP’s services: collecting, cleaning and refurbishing home medical equipment, and providing it for free to anyone who needs it.


Abiding Savior, located at 4355 Butler Hill Road, St. Louis, is now another place, in addition to warehouses in Olivette and Crystal City, for people in the community to not only drop off used home medical equipment they no longer need, but it also provides access to STLHELP’s services.

“Abiding Savior Lutheran Church is the first in a number of partnerships STLHELP is working to create throughout the region,” said Karen Lanter, executive director. “Through working with established and vibrant organizations like Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, STLHELP can better meet the needs of our neighbors.”

Known as a STLHELP HUB, Abiding Savior will accept home medical equipment donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am and Noon by prior appointment by calling (314) 894-9200. Mark and Cheryl Strahm of Abiding Savior, are leading the effort in building top of the mind awareness of the importance of donating used home medical equipment when it is no longer needed to be refurbished, cleaned and reused. This effort is part of a larger health ministry and was funded in part by the Lutheran Foundation of St Louis.

For more than 15 years, STLHELP, a nonprofit, has been collecting, refurbishing and giving away used home medical equipment to anyone who needs it. This work is needed more than ever with high deductibles, bad insurance, no insurance, denials and now even supply-chain shortages prevent people from getting the resources they need to heal. To learn more about Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, click here.. 

Jefferson County MO, St. Louis HELP is reopening its location.
Jefferson County’s
St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (STLHELP) 
Hires Manager/Plans Reopening 

The St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (STLHELP) has hired Jefferson County resident Danny Shepherd as Site Manager of the STLHELP Jefferson County location. Danny and his team are currently preparing to re-open the STLHELP Jefferson County warehouse, located at 300 Bailey Road in Crystal City, on April 15, 2023.


Shepherd is skilled in warehouse management and is eager to help people get the help they need. STLHELP provides refurbished home medical equipment, free-of-charge, to anyone who needs it. This work includes enabling people to age safely in place at home, to get loved ones out of bed after surgery or a stroke, and to help children with special needs have the equipment they need to attend school.  

“I am incredibly proud to have this role,” said Danny, “and I look forward to helping families get the medical equipment they need.” Danny lives in Festus with his wife, Tanya. The pair share two daughters: Autumn, a data analyst, and Meghan, a pediatric nurse. “After 20+ years working in production and maintenance in the city, I am excited to have found a role that allows me to help people in the community where I raised my family,” said Danny.  

The St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (STLHELP) is a nonprofit that for more than 15 years has been collecting used home medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, hospital beds and walkers, refurbishing them and giving them away to anyone who needs them.  

“High copays, insurance denials, delays and even supply chain shortages post-Covid make getting the medical equipment people need to get well harder than ever,” says Karen Lanter, executive director of  STLHELP.   


Neighbor to neighbor, providing recycled free home medical equipment, s

haring healing, happiness and independence, while preserving the environment.


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