Local organization collects prosthetic limbs for Haiti

POSTED: Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 5:04pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:00pm

A local business lends helping hands, and feet, to victims in Haiti. Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics Patient Care is collecting old prosthetic limbs for earthquake victims.

The organization plans to ship used limbs to Physicians for Peace in Virginia, where they'll be refurbished and sent to Haiti as quickly as possible.

The organization is looking for everything from used arms and legs to prosthetic knees and feet. Employees at Hanger say the need in Haiti is great.

If you want to donate your old prosthetic limbs, or know someone who wants to do this, call Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics at 225-761-9800.

You can drop off your old limbs at 8522 Summa Avenue or check out www.hanger.com for more details.

If you want to get in touch wtih someone from Physicians for Peace, contact them at 757-625-7569 or visit their website at physiciansforpeace.org.