Abe Baker Butler is the New York Lead for an organization called TeleHealth Access for Seniors and is collecting old iPhones, iPads, chargers, and other smart devices to give to medical practices and Veterans’ Hospitals for use by older patients in need.
"Currently, physicians are operating via telehealth appointments to avoid risk of COVID-19 infection, and many older patients lack the smart devices needed to actually “attend” these appointments (for instance, the VA system has told us they need hundreds of devices). Our goal is to encourage the adoption of telehealth to protect seniors’ health, improve access to care, and repurpose unused old devices! They are also setting up devices and providing seniors with guides on how to use them and access free Wi-Fi.
*If you are interested in providing a used iPhone, iPad, or smart device to us, please fill out this form.
*If you would like to provide monetary support for shipping costs and purchases of used devices and chargers, please visit our GoFundMe
We appreciate whatever support you can provide for this urgent need!"
Check out Abe on News 12!