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Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) has announced that Emory Alliance Credit Union has scheduled a durable medical equipment (DME) collection drive to benefit FODAC. The event is scheduled for Saturday Sept 16th from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m., at the EACU branch located at 1237 Clairmont Road in Decatur.

FODAC supplies over $10 million dollars in refurbished DME annually to the disabled and their caregivers at little or no cost to the recipient. The majority of FODAC’s DME inventory comes from donations, much of it collected through events held by civic and community organizations like EACU. Examples of DME needed for reuse are: manual and electric wheelchairs, standers, corner chairs, canes, crutches, forearm crutches, braces, scooters, bath seats and shower benches, walkers and gait trainers. By refurbishing and reissuing DME, FODAC keeps almost 300 tons of material out of local landfills, and can fill over 500 DME requests per month.

EACU will also be accepting new and gently used household goods during its DME drive; those goods will be sold in the FODAC Thrift Store located at 4900 Lewis Road in Stone Mountain. (EACU and FODAC cannot accept for donation regular mattresses, console TVs, CRT monitors, and non-working electronics.)

Medical Equipment

“I have a son that is 7 with C.P. (cerebral palsy). I heard about FODAC through his therapist. We were so blessed to hear that we could get a chair for him. (If) we hadn’t heard about FODAC, we wouldn’t have been able to afford to get him one.”

Brittany Carr, mother of Brett Carr
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