Project MEND previews its medical equipment drive during ¡Viva Mobility!

¡Viva Mobility! is a four-part event and will include a citywide medical equipment drive

¡Viva Mobility! (Project MEND, 2024)

SAN ANTONIO – It’s a chance to roll, stroll, walk and play pickleball all while giving others a chance at better mobility.

Project MEND, also known as the “Medical Equipment Network for those with Disabilities,” is inviting the community to join its inaugural community resource fair, ¡Viva Mobility!

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¡Viva Mobility! is a family-friendly event complete with a Pickleball tournament for guests ages 12 and older, community resource vendors, food, entertainment and the Let’s Roll 5K course that will take participants through Morgan’s Wonderland.

This four-part event is happening at Morgan’s Sports complex on Sunday, April 14.

  • Let’s Roll 5K: 7:30 a.m. sign-in, 8:30 a.m. start
  • Pickleball Tournament: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
  • Community Resource Fair: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • City-Wide Collection Event: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

People are encouraged to bring their gently used medical equipment so that Project MEND can give them new life. Wheelchairs, walkers and rollators are among the most requested mobility items.

There’s more information about sponsorship opportunities and registration information on Project MEND’s website.

KSAT Community Phone Bank

In addition to Project MEND’s resource fair, KSAT Community will host a televised phone bank on Friday, April 12 from noon to 7 p.m. to aid Project MEND’s efforts in providing much needed mobility equipment supplies to Texans in need.

All contributions, financial or equipment donations, collected will stay in San Antonio and go towards their medical reuse program. Equipment is inspected, repaired, refurbished, sanitized, and distributed to Texans in need.

Power chairs, home hospital beds, rollators, and tub transfer benches are among the most requested and needed medical equipment items, however, wheelchairs are the most sought after and difficult to keep in stock.

Acceptable and most-needed items include:



Tub Transfer Benches

Power Chairs

Home Hospital Beds

For more information about acceptable items for donation, scheduling a donation pick up or registering to become a client and receive medical equipment assistance visit

Project MEND is the oldest, largest, licensed nonprofit medical equipment reuse facility in the state of Texas. They are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals living with disabilities and illnesses through the refurbishment, reuse, and distribution of medical equipment and other assistive technology.

KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. Click here to read about other KSAT Community efforts.

Interested in partnering with KSAT Community? Get in touch by filling out this form.

About the Author

Stephanie Leonard is the Special Events Coordinator for KSAT Community. She enjoys writing and producing video and digital content.

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