FODAC Launches Campaign Drive for New Delivery Truck
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Anonymous Donor Will Match Funds Up to $30,000
Stone Mountain GA – (30 November 2015) – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing over $10 million annually in home medical equipment (HME) and supplies to those living with disabilities, has launched a campaign to raise funds towards a new delivery truck. An anonymous donor has committed to matching funds up to $30,000, doubling the amount raised for the vehicle, which will be used to pick up donated HME from collection sites and deliver refurbished equipment to FODAC clients.
“Our trucks are an integral part of FODAC’s operations,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of the organization. “Adding an additional truck will increase our ability to pick up more often from our 29 collection sites, and serve our clients more quickly. FODAC trucks bring more than equipment to our clients – they deliver hope, independence and freedom.”
The donor has committed the matching funds until December 31, 2015. Those wishing to donate to the truck campaign can do so through www.fodac.org.
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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 200 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 400 HME 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 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.