The work of the Neighbor to Neighbor Caregivers touched the lives of 1,079 individuals in 2012 & Door County residents saved more than $400,000 in medical expenses by utilizing the organization’s services. According to the report on program activities last year, close to 4,000 hours were donated by 113 volunteers to facilitate medical equipment loans, serve as peer companions &/or respite care providers to home bound or isolated individuals, staff the Neighbor to Neighbor office, serve on the board of directors & assist with special events.
Ann Bennett, the organization’s executive director, says the community’s investment ultimately keeps hundreds of thousands of dollars in the pockets of county residents. Bennett says, oftentimes, the program provides services that allow people to remain in their homes. In many cases because of the help of a caring volunteer. Neighbor to Neighbor serves Door County residents through its medical equipment loan program, peer companions & respite care providers & the Lemonade Club, a monthly support group for cancer survivors & patients. Due to the growth of its medical equipment service, volunteers are needed. Those who would like to help are asked to contact Ann Bennett at (920)-743-7800.