FODAC Adds Custom Medical as Athens Collection Site

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Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Expands Home Medical Equipment Collection to Athens, Georgia

Custom Mobility Agrees to Serve as Donation Site

STONE MOUNTAIN GA (30 July 2014) – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing over $10 million annually in durable medical equipment (DME) and supplies to the disabled community, today announced the addition of wheelchair- accessible van service and sales provider Custom Mobility to its network of home medical equipment (HME) collection sites. Effective immediately, donors can bring gently used HME, such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and shower benches, to Custom Mobility, where it will be picked it up and delivered to FODAC’s headquarters in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

“Many of our clients depend on FODAC for the basic equipment they need to fully engage community and lead more independent lives,” said Ross White, marketing director of Custom Mobility. “At the same time, many of them have used equipment they would like to donate to help others in need. We are honored to be a part of the collection network that helps FODAC collect and redistribute the equipment that is essential to the lives of those with limited mobility.”

FODAC collects, repairs and redistributes over 5,000 HME items to the public each year at little or no cost to the recipient. Much of the HME FODAC supplies to the disabled community comes via donations, with a large amount coming from individual donors, who are looking to provide a “second life” to items like wheelchairs, crutches, and shower benches that are no longer being used. Many of these items come through FODAC’s HME collection network that includes 28 drop-off sites in metro Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus and Macon, as well as Columbia, South Carolina.

“Recent changes in healthcare and benefits programs have left significant gaps in coverage for many people with short- and long-term disabilities,” stated Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “Our waiting list for equipment remains filled, and our inventory is under constant pressure. We are grateful to Custom Mobility for helping us expand our collection efforts to Clarke county and surrounding communities, and provide critical daily living aids for the disabled community across Georgia.”
Custom Mobility is located at 315 Whitehead Road in Athens, Georgia. Those persons wishing to donate used HME to FODAC can drop off items at Custom Mobility during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment. For more information on Custom Mobility, contact Ross White at 706.353.1099 or 800.424.7797, or http://www.custommobility.net.

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About FODAC
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) helps people with injuries and disabilities of all ages regain their mobility, independence and quality of life. The non-profit organization provides more than $10 million annually in refurbished home medical equipment (HME) and home modifications in Georgia and across the United States, all at little or no cost to the recipients. A pioneer in re-use, FODAC keeps 200 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 400 HME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices. For more information, visit www.fodac.org.

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