According to the City of Chicago, approximately 23 percent of the population of Chicago, or more than 600,000 individuals, has some form of disability. Among people age 65 and older, 41 percent report having some form of disability. Not all of those people needs durable medical equipment, of course. But many do. If you lack funds or can’t wait for Medicare to pay for what you need, and you live in Chicago, where do you go to find used wheelchairs, walkers, canes, or other equipment? At this moment your only source (aside from garage sales and occasional lucky finds at thrift shops) is Heart to Heart, a ministry of St. Gertrude’s Church, 6214 N. Glenwood. That’s the only “lending closet” or “nurse’s closet” for medical equipment within the city limits of Chicago. Others can be found in Deerfield, Bloomingdale, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Mt. Prospect, Lake Forest, and other suburbs. But for the inner city poor and disadvantaged who really need them, there’s only one source in the city limits. But not for long. D4D will soon double the number of resources, with more to come. We welcome your help in making this goal a reality.