Since FODAC’s work in Katrina relief, 18 states and 4 territories have received disaster relief donations of HME from FODAC. FODAC has joined VOAD (volunteer organizations active in disaster) and started sending boots and trucks on the ground during large relief efforts. The partnership with FEMA increased significantly when Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands by shipping HME donations from FODAC to those islands and also hosting FODAC staff on the USVI to help deliver the items to the survivors alongside FEMA staff. The 12 months since Harvey hit Houston has seen unprecedented levels of disaster relief for communities and displaced survivors in Houston, Florida, Georgia, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the American Samoa Islands thanks to generous financial and equipment donations from individuals and company’s such as Drive Medical, Hospital Overstock and MK Battery.
Most recently, FODAC has been in touch with disaster relief shelters, North Carolina HHS and FEMA staff to make sure we get equipment to those displaced from Hurricane Florence. To designate a financial donation for Florence relief, click here. The most common HME donations needed include hospital beds, powerchair batteries and chargers, CPAPS, nebulizers, manual wheelchairs (including wide/bariatric).
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