Friends of Disabled Adults and Children https://www.fodac.org Keeping People With Disabilities Moving! Fri, 27 Sep 2019 19:48:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Rotary Clubs Schedule Recycling Event to Help Those with Disabilities https://www.fodac.org/rotary-clubs-schedule-recycling-event-to-help-those-with-disabilities/ https://www.fodac.org/rotary-clubs-schedule-recycling-event-to-help-those-with-disabilities/#respond Fri, 27 Sep 2019 19:48:46 +0000 https://www.fodac.org/?p=6821 MEDIA ALERT Media contact:         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September XX, 2019    

        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

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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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19 August 2019

Rotary Club of Henry County to Collect Used Home Medical Equipment to Benefit
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children

WHO Rotary Club of Henry County
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)

WHAT Second Annual Home Medical Equipment (HME) Collection Event

WHEN Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE First Baptist Church of McDonough
101 Macon Street, McDonough

WHY The Rotary Club of Henry County will host a Home Medical Equipment (HME) Collection Day to benefit Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC). Gently used and new HME, such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and other mobility aids, will be collected and reissued to those with long- or short-term mobility challenges. FODAC will also be accepting monetary donations at the event.

Event will be held rain or shine.

Limited pick-up for donated equipment is available; contact FODAC for details at 770.491.9014 x114 by Thursday, August 22.

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 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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FODAC Awarded Grant from Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation https://www.fodac.org/fodac-awarded-grant-from-georgia-baptist-health-care-ministry-foundation/ https://www.fodac.org/fodac-awarded-grant-from-georgia-baptist-health-care-ministry-foundation/#respond Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:14:06 +0000 https://www.fodac.org/?p=6511 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact: Lizbeth Dison
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Funds will support statewide HME delivery program to fourteen partner agencies

TUCKER GA (8 March 2019) – Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation (GBHCMF) honored this year’s grant recipients at its 14th Annual Grant Award Luncheon, held on February 7, 2019 at the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center. Fifty-one grant recipients were recognized at the event, where the GBHCMF Board honored those ministries throughout the state that have demonstrated effective and efficient direct health care services to their local communities. FODAC received a $100,000 grant, which will support the non-profit’s statewide mission to provide home medical equipment (HME), such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, patient lifts and shower benches, at little or no cost to those with disabilities.

“This grant will assist with supporting and expanding our statewide delivery programs, providing fourteen partner agencies with HME to support our mission of helping those with injuries to rehabilitate and those with disabilities to engage more fully in life,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “We are grateful to the Foundation for their support of FODAC’s service and our mission of providing HME to those in need.”

Organizations receiving an award represented some of the most efficient “hands-on” providers of health care services in the state. They have also demonstrated excellent core competency service to those in need of health care. It is the GBHCMF’s hope that these funds will help lighten the burden of those who offer health care services as well as those who ultimately receive those benefits.

“GBHCMF is both honored and blessed to provide financial support to all these ministries,” said J. Robert White, president and CEO, GBHCMF. “Organizations like FODAC have demonstrated an active service that aligns with our core mission to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ through the provision of direct health care services.”

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About FODAC
Now celebrating its 33rd anniversary, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) continues to help 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 durable medical equipment (DME) 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 350 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 700 DME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices. In 2014, FODAC was named to Charities Under 5% Overhead, an organization of charities that have operating overhead of five percent or less.

In 2013, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) appointed FODAC to serve as the statewide distributor of DME and assistive technology in the event of a large population-affecting emergency situation. In this role, FODAC will warehouse the DME 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. FODAC joined National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) in 2019, bringing to the organization much-needed expertise and experience in the area of disaster recovery for the disabled community.

In 2016, Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA) fully accredited FODAC as a durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) provider, thus confirming the organization’s compliance with quality standards established in the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act.

For more information on FODAC and its programs, visit fodac.org. Follow FODAC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry
For more than 100 years, the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry has offered healing to those in need. Providing grant funds to nonprofit health care providers fulfills their mission of service through local organizations. Grant funds are awarded to those ministries throughout the state that have demonstrated effective and efficient direct health care services to their local communities. Organizations receiving grant awards represent some of the most efficient “hands on” providers of health care services in the state. It is the GBHCMF’s hope that these funds will help lighten the burden of those who offer health care services as well as those who ultimately receive those benefits. For more information, visit gbhcmf.org.

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FODAC Joins National VOAD https://www.fodac.org/fodac-joins-national-voad/ https://www.fodac.org/fodac-joins-national-voad/#respond Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:34:49 +0000 https://www.fodac.org/?p=6503 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact: Lizbeth Dison
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FODAC Joins National VOAD

Non-Profit Organization Brings Expertise in Helping the Disabled Community in the Aftermath of a Catastrophic Event

TUCKER GA (13 February 2019) – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing durable medical equipment (DME) and services to those living with a disability, announced today its acceptance into National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD), a coalition of volunteer organizations whose mission is to help survivors and their communities in the wake of natural or man-made disasters. Since serving as a major relief resource for those with disabilities in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and most recently with the survivors of Hurricane Maria, FODAC has established itself as a leader in disaster recovery efforts for special needs survivors, coordinating shipments of DME, such as wheelchairs, walkers and respirators, and providing boots-on-the-ground teams to support onsite efforts.

“We are honored to join this well-respected organization dedicated to facilitating a more coordinated, cooperative response throughout the disaster cycle,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “Over the past fifteen years, since our first big disaster recovery initiative with Hurricane Katrina, we have developed relationships with FEMA and many of the National VOAD member organizations. Since then, FODAC has assisted 19 states and 4 territories multiple times with disaster relief. Now we look forward to more structured relationships and adding our expertise to address current and on-going needs for seniors and others with disabilities in the aftermath of large population-affecting emergency events.”

Founded in 1970 in response to the challenges many disaster organizations experienced following Hurricane Camille, the 60 members of National VOAD work together to mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters by providing a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration. This in turn fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster. Today, National VOAD is a leader and voice for the nonprofit organizations and volunteers that work in all phases of disaster – preparedness, response, relief, recovery, and mitigation. National VOAD is the primary point of contact for voluntary organizations in the National Response Coordination Center (at FEMA headquarters) and is a signatory to the National Response Plan.

As the newest member of National VOAD, FODAC brings to the table much-needed expertise and experience in the area of disaster recovery for the disabled community.

“Our hope,” added Brand, “is that the experience gained in the field by our staff and volunteers in the aftermath of a disaster can be formalized into structured trainings and processes that help the entire community plan and prepare long before a disaster strikes.”

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About FODAC
Now celebrating its 33rd anniversary, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) continues to help 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 durable medical equipment (DME) 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 350 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 700 DME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices. In 2014, FODAC was named to Charities Under 5% Overhead, an organization of charities that have operating overhead of five percent or less.

In 2013, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) appointed FODAC to serve as the statewide distributor of DME and assistive technology in the event of a large population-affecting emergency situation. In this role, FODAC will warehouse the DME 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.

In 2016, Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA) fully accredited FODAC as a durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) provider, thus confirming the organization’s compliance with quality standards established in the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act.

For more information on FODAC and its programs, visit fodac.org. Follow FODAC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About NVOAD
The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) is a coalition of 50 major national nonprofit and faith-based organizations with committed missions to domestic disaster-related services. With over 40 years of respected service collaboration, the National VOAD member agencies provide skilled direct services along the continuum from disaster prevention and preparation to response, recovery and mitigation. National VOAD services its member agencies by coordinating comprehensive, coordinated volunteer response in partnership with emergency managers. This cooperative effort has proven to be the most effective way for a wide variety of volunteers and organizations to work together in a crisis. For more information, visit nvoad.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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Next Step Ministries Helps Those with Disabilities https://www.fodac.org/next-step-ministries-helps-those-with-disabilities/ https://www.fodac.org/next-step-ministries-helps-those-with-disabilities/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:00:30 +0000 https://www.fodac.org/?p=6260 MEDIA ALERT Media contact: Lizbeth A. Dison

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678.372.8164 (mobile) November 19, 2018                   Student Mission Ministry Plans HME Collection Drive to Benefit

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children       WHO Next Step Ministries

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)       WHAT Home Medical Equipment (HME) Collection Drive       WHEN Saturday, December 1, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.       WHERE Next Step Ministries

7709 Turner Road, Woodstock         WHY Next Step Ministries will host an HME Collection Drive to benefit Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC). Participants are asked to bring to the location new and gently used HME, such as wheelchairs, rollators, walkers and shower benches, which FODAC will refurbish and re-distribute to those in need, particularly those with disabilities recovering from recent storms including Hurricanes Florence and Michael.

 

Event will be held rain or shine.

 

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

 

Some equipment that is especially needed:

    Adaptive strollers

Air casts

Bathing aids

Braces

Canes

Crutches and forearm crutches

Corner chairs

Gait trainers

Hospital beds

  Manual and electric wheelchairs

Rollators

Shower supports

Scooters

Specialized mattresses (not regular mattresses)

Standers

Toilet supports

Walkers

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  About FODAC

Now celebrating its 31st anniversary, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) helps children and adults with injuries and disabilities regain their mobility, independence and quality of life. The non-profit organization provides more than $10 million annually in refurbished durable medical equipment (DME) 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 350 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 700 DME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices.

 

For more information on FODAC and its programs, visit fodac.org. Follow FODAC on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

About Next Step Ministries

Next Step Ministries is a Christ-centered, 501c3 nonprofit with the heartbeat to do missions differently. We are passionate about the experience students can have on a mission trip—serving others while encountering a living God who offers freedom and grace. We are passionate about communities thriving—developing from within and restoring dignity.

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FODAC Partners with SunTrust Bank to Collect HME for Disaster Relief Efforts https://www.fodac.org/fodac-partners-with-suntrust-bank-to-collect-hme-for-disaster-relief-efforts/ https://www.fodac.org/fodac-partners-with-suntrust-bank-to-collect-hme-for-disaster-relief-efforts/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 17:54:10 +0000 http://www.fodac.org/?p=6188 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          Press contact:            Lizbeth Dison

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Helping Our Neighbors in Need:

FODAC Partners with SunTrust Bank to Collect HME for Disaster Relief Efforts

 

Donations Received on October 20 Will Aid People with Disabilities

in Communities Recovering from Hurricane Florence

 

TUCKER GA (8 October 2018)Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing home medical equipment (HME) and services to those living with a disability, and SunTrust Bank are joining forces to support disaster recovery efforts. On Saturday, October 20, volunteers at three North Atlanta locations will collect new and gently used equipment, such as wheelchairs, rollators, walkers and shower benches, which FODAC will refurbish and re-distribute to those in need, particularly those with disabilities recovering from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. The coordinated collection drives are scheduled in several locations for Saturday, 20 October 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

“We’re pleased to work with FODAC and make it easier for people across metro Atlanta to help those with disabilities, who urgently need this equipment as a result of the devastation from Hurricane Florence,” said Scott Case, SunTrust chief information officer and executive sponsor of the bank’s People with Disabilities Teammate Network. “Helping people quickly recover from the storm underscores our commitment to lighting the way to financial confidence for the communities we serve, SunTrust’s aim is to help people in our communities feel less financial stress, and the medical equipment donated through this drive will assist many individuals and their families, who have lost so much as a result of this storm.”

 

FODAC’s main mission is supplying HME to the mobility impaired and their caregivers, at little or no cost to the recipients. While the Georgia-based non-profit works heavily with disability communities in Georgia and the Southeast, it also responds nationally and globally to those recovering from natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, tornados and hurricanes. Since FODAC’s work in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, 18 states and four territories have received disaster relief donations of HME from FODAC. FODAC has joined VOAD (volunteer organizations active in disaster) and started deploying staff and trucks to the disaster areas during large relief efforts. The organization has recently focused on distributing needed medical equipment to those affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and the tropical storms in Hawaii. FODAC has received requests from Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to pitch in with relief efforts.

 

“The twelve 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,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “The recent storms and subsequent flooding in the Carolinas and Hawaii have strained our inventory to meet the needs of those recovering from the devastation. We are grateful to SunTrust for sponsoring this HME drive and helping those with disabilities in these areas get their lives back on track.”

 

Equipment and monetary donations will be collected at the following North Atlanta locations on Saturday, 20 October between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 

  • Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 787 Roswell Street NE, Marietta
  • Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 455 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville
  • NextStep Atlanta, 1755 Grassland Parkway, Alpharetta

 

Equipment that is especially needed:

 

·         Adaptive strollers

·         Air casts

·         Bathing aids

·         Braces

·         Canes

·         Crutches and forearm crutches

·         Corner chairs

·         Gait trainers

·         Hospital beds

 

·         Manual and electric wheelchairs

·         Rollators

·         Shower supports

·         Scooters

·         Specialized mattresses (not regular mattresses)

·         Standers

·         Toilet supports

·         Walkers

 

 

“Our role usually starts when people leave the shelters,” Brand explained. “We are going to be in these areas for a while and get people what they need. This equipment will help those efforts a great deal.”

 

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About FODAC

Now celebrating its 33rd anniversary, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) continues to help 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 durable medical equipment (DME) 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 350 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 700 DME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices. In 2014, FODAC was named to Charities Under 5% Overhead, an organization of charities that have operating overhead of five percent or less.

 

In 2013, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) appointed FODAC to serve as the statewide distributor of DME and assistive technology in the event of a large population-affecting emergency situation. In this role, FODAC will warehouse the DME 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.

 

In 2016, Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA) fully accredited FODAC as a durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) provider, thus confirming the organization’s compliance with quality standards established in the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act.

 

For more information on FODAC and its programs, visit fodac.org. Follow FODAC on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

About SunTrust Banks, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses, and communities it serves. SunTrust leads onUp, a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Headquartered in Atlanta, the Company has two business segments: Consumer and Wholesale. Its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with 24-hour digital access. Certain business lines serve consumer, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients nationally. As of June 30, 2018, SunTrust had total assets of $208 billion and total deposits of $161 billion. The Company provides deposit, credit, trust, investment, mortgage, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. Learn more at suntrust.com.

 

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FODAC, Dynarex to Promote DME Partnership at Medtrade Fall Conference https://www.fodac.org/fodac-dynarex-to-promote-dme-partnership-at-medtrade-fall-conference/ https://www.fodac.org/fodac-dynarex-to-promote-dme-partnership-at-medtrade-fall-conference/#respond Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:01:14 +0000 http://www.fodac.org/?p=6178 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          Press contact:            Lizbeth Dison

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FODAC, Dynarex to Promote DME Partnership at Medtrade Fall Conference

 

Year-long collaboration will expand distribution of vital equipment to disability community

 

TUCKER GA (1 October 2018)Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing durable medical equipment (DME) and services to those living with a disability, and Dynarex, a leading medical products provider of disposable and durable medical supplies, are joining forces to help those with disabilities in need of home medical equipment. The two companies are announcing their formal partnership at this year’s Medtrade Fall Expo and Conference, to be held in Atlanta October 15-17, 2018. Dynarex established the charitable program in conjunction with the launch of its Durable Medical Products line at the conference this year. The joint program will include an initial donation from Dynarex of 100 wheelchairs to FODAC and an ongoing commitment to donate a portion of the proceeds from every DME purchase made from the company. FODAC will be responsible for managing the warehousing and distribution of the donated Dynarex products to many groups, including pediatric and veteran initiatives.

 

“Our company has always felt we have more to give to the world than just our products,” said Zalman Tenenbaum, president and CEO, Dynarex Corporation. “When we decided to launch our DME line, we wanted to emphasize how this equipment empowers those with disabilities by enabling them to engage more fully in life. This partnership with FODAC, whose main mission is to help those with disabilities regain their independence and quality of life, syncs well with our core principal of ‘We Care Like Family.’”

 

Dynarex has added a wide range of DME products to its already extensive portfolio of disposable medical supplies and products, including mobility items, rollators, wheel chairs, bathroom safety, beds and rails, mattresses and cushions and patient room accessories. Its new line of DME includes many of the items FODAC supplies at little to no cost to its clients.

 

“We try to match equipment to requests as quickly as possible,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC, “but wait times depend largely on our inventory. Now because of this very generous partnership with Dynarex, we will be able to meet the needs of our clients much more quickly, helping them get their lives back on track.”

 

Both Dynarex (booth #1119) and FODAC (booth #2571) are exhibiting at the Medtrade Fall Expo and Conference, scheduled October 15-17 at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. FODAC will be accepting donations of new and gently used DME at the expo; check the Medtrade website for expo hours and schedule.

 

 

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About FODAC

Now celebrating its 33rd anniversary, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) continues to help 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 durable medical equipment (DME) 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 350 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 700 DME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices. In 2014, FODAC was named to Charities Under 5% Overhead, an organization of charities that have operating overhead of five percent or less.

 

In 2013, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) appointed FODAC to serve as the statewide distributor of DME and assistive technology in the event of a large population-affecting emergency situation. In this role, FODAC will warehouse the DME 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.

 

In 2016, Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA) fully accredited FODAC as a durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) provider, thus confirming the organization’s compliance with quality standards established in the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act.

 

For more information on FODAC and its programs, visit fodac.org. Follow FODAC on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

About Dynarex

Dynarex is the leading brand of disposable and durable medical equipment with distribution partners in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, South America and the Middle East. Our goal is to offer the finest quality products at an exceptional value while supporting the efforts of our partners to grow profits. The Dynarex brand is synonymous with the statement “We Care Like Family” and underscores our commitment to work with our customers to achieve success. Dynarex is headquartered in Orangeburg, NY. For more information, call 1.888.DYNAREX (1.888.396.2739) or visit dynarex.com

 

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WSB Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns to Host Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Annual “Breakfast with Santa” https://www.fodac.org/wsb-chief-meteorologist-glenn-burns-to-host-friends-of-disabled-adults-and-children-annual-breakfast-with-santa/ https://www.fodac.org/wsb-chief-meteorologist-glenn-burns-to-host-friends-of-disabled-adults-and-children-annual-breakfast-with-santa/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:35:44 +0000 http://www.fodac.org/?p=6147 MEDIA ALERT Press contact: Lizbeth Dison 1 October 2018   Shiny, Inc.     ldison@shinycomm.com     678.372.8164       WSB Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns to Host Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Annual “Breakfast with Santa”     WHO: Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)       WHAT: FODAC Breakfast with Santa         WHEN: Saturday, 8 December 2018

10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Seating starts at 9.30 a.m.   WHERE: Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort

Stone Mountain Park

4021 Lakeview Drive

Stone Mountain, Georgia   WHY: Join WSB Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns and the “Man in Red” himself for a

festive holiday breakfast! The event will include a gourmet breakfast buffet; free

park admission with an all-attractions pass for each person ($25 value); carol

sing-along; a toy for each child; and an opportunity to meet and take pictures

with Santa and Mrs. Claus, their friends and of course the elves.

 

Professional photographer on site at the event will take photos, which will be available via free online download.

 

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children ages 6 -11; children 5 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. All proceeds benefit FODAC.

 

For registration and info, visit fodac.org/breakfast. #   #   # About FODAC

Now celebrating its 31th anniversary, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) continues to help 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 durable medical equipment (DME) 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 350 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 700 DME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices. In 2014, FODAC was named to Charities Under 5% Overhead, an organization of charities that have operating overhead of five percent or less.

 

In 2013, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) appointed FODAC to serve as the statewide distributor of DME and assistive technology in the event of a large population-affecting emergency situation. In this role, FODAC will warehouse the DME 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.

 

In 2016, Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA) fully accredited FODAC as a durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) provider, thus confirming the organization’s compliance with quality standards established in the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act.

 

For more information on FODAC and its programs, visit fodac.org. Follow FODAC on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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Henry County Rotary Club Collects $200K of DME for FODAC https://www.fodac.org/henry-county-rotary-club-collects-200k-of-dme-for-fodac/ https://www.fodac.org/henry-county-rotary-club-collects-200k-of-dme-for-fodac/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:33:09 +0000 http://www.fodac.org/?p=6135 Rotary volunteers and FODAC staff members with the FODAC truck filled with DME donations.

Rotary volunteers and FODAC staff members with the FODAC truck filled with DME donations.

In August, the Rotary Club of Henry County sponsored its First Annual Electronics and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Recycling Event to benefit Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC). The event was held at the First Baptist Church of McDonough, and collected almost $200,000 of gently used DME (like wheelchairs, shower seats, patient lifts, walkers, crutches and rollators) from community donors, including two pediatric power chairs. The club also collected used electronics; FODAC will sell working pieces in its thrift store, and the non-working pieces will go to recyclers. In both cases, funds will benefit FODAC’s mission of providing DME at little to no cost to the recipients.

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FODAC 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic Scheduled for October 1 https://www.fodac.org/fodac-21st-annual-charity-golf-classic-scheduled-for-october-1/ https://www.fodac.org/fodac-21st-annual-charity-golf-classic-scheduled-for-october-1/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:44:14 +0000 http://www.fodac.org/?p=6025 MEDIA ALERT
Media contact: Lizbeth A. Dison
Shiny Inc.
26 July 2018 ldison@shinycomm.com
678.372.8164 (mobile)

FODAC 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic Scheduled for October 1

Stone Mountain Golf Club to Host; Rotary Club of Stone Mountain to Manage Event

WHO: Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)

WHAT: FODAC 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic

WHEN: Monday, October 1, 2018
8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
9:30 a.m. Shotgun start
2:00 p.m. Awards
WHERE: Stone Mountain Golf Club
Stone Mountain Park
1145 Stonewall Jackson Drive
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
770.465.3278

WHY: FODAC’s Annual Charity Golf Classic is this year being hosted by Stone
Mountain Golf Club, located on the grounds of popular attraction Stone
Mountain Park. Stone Mountain Golf Club features two championship golf
courses surrounded by scenic views of historic Stone Mountain and Stone
Mountain Lake.

Funds raised from the event help support FODAC’s mission to supply home
medical equipment (HME) to the mobility impaired and their caregivers. FODAC
serves the Metro Atlanta community by providing recycled equipment such as
wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and hospital beds for children and adults during
or after a health crisis. Last year, FODAC donated over $10 million in
equipment to the disabled community at little or no cost to the recipient. FODAC
also provides support in the wake of disasters; recently, the organization was
onsite in Houston supporting HME distribution to flood evacuees, and has also
recently shipped equipment and supplies to Puerto Rico to help those
recovering from Hurricane Maria.
Breakfast and onsite registration starts at 8:00 a.m.; shotgun start is at 9:30
a.m.

The Rotary Club of Stone Mountain is managing this year’s event, helping to
secure sponsors and providing volunteers to set up and work the event.
Title sponsor for this year’s golf tournament is Combined Services, Inc.; other
sponsors include CDI-World; Emory Alliance Credit Union; Smoke Rise Agents
Team; Abatak; Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation; Bullseye Auction and
Appraisal; and Grub Burger.

Registration is open now, with prices ranging from $175 for an individual player
to $600 for a foursome. Sponsorships are available ranging from $500 for a hole
sponsor to $5,000 for a gold sponsorship which includes registration for three
foursomes and prominent corporate signage. For registration, sponsorship and
more details, visit fodac.org/golf or contact Leslyn Weekes at
leslynweekes@fodac.org or 770.491.9014 x137.
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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
350 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 charity watch dog agency that cites charities that maintain
operating overhead under 5%.

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 www.fodac.org. Follow FODAC
on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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