New air conditioners for individuals with MS
Now you can get relief from the hot summer temperatures. The MSSP offers new, free, portable window air conditioners to individuals diagnosed with MS living in the state of Oregon and SW Washington. Units are given on a first-come, first-serve basis and awarded as funds are available.
We provide a 5000 BTU window air conditioner that includes a remote. As a non-profit agency we strive to serve as many clients as possible. 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 you are approved the unit is sent via UPS or other professional delivery service. You become the owner and are responsible for the installation, maintenance and for submitting all warranty information.
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 of one of the following medications.
Avonex (interferon beta-1a)
Betaseron (interferon beta-1b)
Copaxone (glatiramer acetate)
Extavia (interferon beta-1b)
Glatopa (glatiramer acetate -- generic of Copaxone)
Plegridy (peginterferon beta-1a)
Rebif (interferon beta-1a)
Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate)
Step 2: Click HERE to print out and complete the Summer Comfort application.
Send your completed application along with proof of diagnosis to either:
Mail: 2901 SE 122nd, Portland, OR 97236
No units can be picked up at the MSSP office.
Applications are accepted between May 15-August 31 as funds permit
New window air conditioners are given on a first-come first-serve basis every 5 years
We ask you to make a donation of $20.00 to offset the home delivery charge. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office at 503-297-9544.
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