FODAC Awarded Grant from Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation
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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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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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