Rotary Clubs Schedule Recycling Event to Help Those with Disabilities

 

Rotary Clubs Schedule Recycling Event to Help Those with Disabilities

Tucker and Stone Mountain Clubs to Collect Used Electronics, Home Medical Equipment to Benefit Friends of Disabled Adults and Children
WHO Rotary Club of Tucker

Rotary Club of Stone Mountain

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)

WHAT Annual Electronics and Home Medical Equipment (HME) Recycling Day
WHEN Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE Ace Hardware Tucker (Handy Hardware)

3969 Lawrenceville Highway (Town Square Center)

Tucker, Georgia 30084

770.939.6842

handyacehardware.com

WHY The Rotary Clubs of Tucker and Stone Mountain will host an Electronics and Home Medical Equipment (HME) Recycling Day to benefit Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC). Working and non-working electronics (with the exception of CRT monitors and televisions) and HME will be accepted for recycling at no charge, but participants are encouraged to make a donation to FODAC.

 

Funds raised from the event help support FODAC’s main program supplying HME to the mobility impaired and their caregivers, at little or no cost to the recipients.

 

Event will be held rain or shine.

 

For questions and directions day of the event, please call 404.483.5886.

 

Some equipment that is especially needed:

 

Adaptive strollers

Air cast boots

Bathing aids

Braces (knee or ankle)

Canes

Crutches and forearm crutches

Corner chairs

Gait trainers

Hospital beds

 

Hospital mattresses

Manual and electric wheelchairs

Rollators

Shower supports

Scooters

Standers

Toilet supports

Walkers

 

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About FODAC

For over 30 years, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) has helped 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 400 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 700 HME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices. Since 2014, FODAC has maintained a 4-star rating, the highest, with Charity Navigator, a watch dog agency that evaluates and rates over 9,000 of the nation’s charities.

 

In 2013, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) appointed FODAC to serve as the statewide distributor of HME and assistive technology in the event of a large population-affecting emergency situation. In this role, FODAC will warehouse the HME and other equipment, then, working with GEMA and the American Red Cross (ARC) of Georgia, will coordinate the delivery and distribution to emergency shelters around the state.

 

For more information on FODAC and its programs, visit fodac.org, or follow FODAC on FacebookInstagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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