Medical Lending

For decades, River Terrace Church has operated a medical lending service to the greater Lansing area community, providing temporary use of durable medical equipment.

Medical equipment can be expensive, and often, patients do not need to keep items like walkers, wheelchairs, and shower chairs long after medical procedures.

Our Faith-in-Action committee decided to help and provide this lending service, free of charge.

Below are photos of items similar to what we have in our medical lending closet.


Canes (regular,
tri, quad)



Elevated Toilet Seat

Knee Scooter


Rolling Walker

Shower Chair

Transport Chair

Tub/Transfer Bench



Items we regularly stock:

  • canes
  • commodes
  • crutches
  • elevated toilet seats
  • gait belts
  • Iceman-type cooler units
  • reachers
  • rolling walkers
  • shower chairs
  • sock aids
  • tub benches
  • walkers
  • wheelchairs

Equipment donations that we accept:

Items should be clean and in good condition.

  • bed rails
  • gait belts
  • knee scooters
  • reachers
  • regular walkers (2 wheels)
  • rolling walkers (4 wheels & seat)
  • shower chairs
  • slide boards
  • sock aids
  • transport chairs
  • tub benches
  • walker trays with clamps
  • wheelchairs with feet

We cannot accept any canes, commodes, elevated toilet seats, ice coolers, or wheelchairs without feet.

* No other donations are needed at this time. Last updated May 2023

To request an item:

  1. Call the church office at (517) 351-9059 to be sure we have the item you need.
  2. If so, come to the church office during our lending hours (10 AM to 1 PM, Monday through Thursday).  If you cannot come, someone can come on your behalf, as long as they have your name, address, and phone number.

Our address is 1509 River Terrace Drive, East Lansing, MI  48823. The building runs parallel to Hagadorn Road, about half a mile south of Grand River Avenue, across from MSU’s Hubbard Hall.

Please return the item(s) borrowed when you are finished with it, for others’ use.

River Terrace Church

Our church is located at 1509 River Terrace Drive in East Lansing. The building faces Hubbard Hall on the MSU campus. We're located 1/2 mile south of Grand River Avenue, on the east side of Hagadorn Road.