New air conditioners for individuals with MS
Thank you for contacting the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland, Oregon, Inc. (MSSP) concerning our air conditioner program “Summer Comfort.” Through the generous support of private contributions, grants and individuals, new air conditioners are given to individuals diagnosed with MS living in the state of Oregon and SW Washington. These units are given on a first-come, first-serve basis and only one per household.
We provide a basic air conditioner. As a non-profit agency we strive to serve as many patients as possible and it is for this reason we are unable to accommodate special needs i.e. free-standing or vertical units. The machines we offer work best in windows that open (up and down) versus sliding (left to right). Some folks with sliding windows have accepted the units and inserted a piece of plexy glass or other material to close the space above the air conditioner. Once all your paperwork is received you are then placed on a waiting list. When your machine is sent you become the owner. As such you are responsible for the installation, maintenance and for submitting all warranty information.
Application Instructions: Step 1: Provide documentation of your MS diagnosis. This can be either a medical chart note that includes your name and diagnosis, SSI/SSDI verification or the card board cover off your Avonex, Beta Interferon or Copaxone medication.
Step 2: Click HERE to print out and Complete the Summer Comfort Application.
Step 3: Must be postmarked by June 30, 2014.
Step 4: Complete applications will be reviewed on 7/2/14.
Step 5: Approved applicants will be notified by 7/7/2014. Units will be sent via a delivery vendor by 7/15/14.
Step 6: Declined applicants will be notified by 7/11/14.
No units can be picked up at the MSSP office.
Ways to get materials to us:
We ask you to make a donation of $20.00 to enable us to continue providing other MS patients with relief from the summer heat. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office at (503) 297-9544.
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