Project MEND is the proud recipient of the
2016 Newman's Own Award
 to support our Veterans Program


Helping Veterans return to everyday life by providing the medical equipment and other assistive technologies needed to be mobile, independent and experience improved quality of life.  


Project MEND helps military families with medical equipment

Are you a Veteran in need of medical equipment?

imageProject MEND serves Veterans and their Families by providing durable medical equipment and assistive technologies that are medically necessary for rehabilitation and recovery.



Project MEND began serving veterans in 2007 to honor the son of then Board Member...
Ester Geffre.

After returning from Iraq, SSG Geffre developed a fatal illness and needed assistance obtaining medical equipment.
Project MEND proudly helped SSG Geffre.

Since 2007, Project MEND has provided more than 1300 pieces of medical equipment to nearly 350 people at a value of more than $331,431. Additionally, over $276,000 of financial assistance has been provided to members of the veterans' community. In honor of SSG Jeremiah C. Geffre and other brave servicemen and women who have or continue to serve our country, Project MEND proudly provides services to veterans and military personnel and their families. It is with SSG Geffre in mind that we proudly serve our brave active and veteran servicemen and women.

Project MEND is the proud recipient of the prestigious Newman's Own Award in partnership with Fisher House and Military Times.  

Project MEND is the proud recipient of the prestigious Newman's Own Award.  We are thankful to Newman's Own Foundation, Fisher House and Military Times for the distinction of being one of five selected nonprofits in the nation selected for the 2017 Newman's Own Award.  


Project MEND Services


Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Reuse

  • Donated medical equipment is refurbished, repaired, and sanitized.
  • Equipment is provided to those in need.

Examples of equipment provided:

  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Portable ramps
  • Walkers with seats
  • Shower chairs
  • Hospital beds and mattresses
more equipment donated =
      more people served

Assistive Technology (AT) Financial Aid

  • AT is any piece of equipment that can be used to help someone with a disability successfully function.
  • Assistance is provided for specialized devices not part of the Project MEND inventory.
  • Financial aid ($1000 maximum for children 0-18 years) is paid directly to the approved vendor supplying the AT device.
  • Individuals can receive assistance once a year

Project MEND Eligibility

Project MEND is the proud recipient of the 2016 Newman's Own Award to support our Veterans Program

Eligible clients for Project MEND's program include:

  • Veterans
  • Spouses
  • Surviving spouses
  • Dependents having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Services offered include providing previously owned medical equipment to eligible clients and financial assistance to obtain specialized assistive devices, and vehicle and/or minor home modifications that are not available in the Project MEND inventory.

Documentation required:

Proof of veteran status
Doctor's prescription for the medical equipment or the Assistive Technology (AT) needed


Project MEND is proud to be a recipient of a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission.

The Fund for Veterans' Assistance program awards grant funding to non-profit and local government organizations to provide direct services to Texas Veterans and their families.

Texas Veterans Commission           


In January 2015, Project MEND received a $150,000 grant through the Fund for Veterans Assistance.

Questions about Project MEND Veteran Services?

Program Services Management 
(210) 223-6363 (MEND)

Donate time or medical equipment to Project MEND

Donate lightly used medical equipment

Donations of medical equipment are accepted Monday - Friday at our warehouse location at 1201 Austin Street, in San Antonio, Texas. Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. New and pre-owned medical equipment from area businesses, agencies, private homes, and organizations are needed.

Pick up of donations of large equipment items or large quantities of items can be scheduled by calling  our Warehouse Manager at (210) 223-7283 or sending an e-mail to

Donate Some of Your Time by Volunteering at Project MEND

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact:

Cathy Valdez
(210) 223-6363 (MEND)


Volunteering at Project MEND