Next Step Ministries Helps Those with Disabilities

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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



Crutches and forearm crutches

Corner chairs

Gait trainers

Hospital beds


Manual and electric wheelchairs


Shower supports


Specialized mattresses (not regular mattresses)


Toilet supports






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 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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I thank you so much for the addition of a ramp to my home. No longer will I be a “prisoner” of these walls! I feel as if I have another “NEW LEASE” on life and may come and go as I please, not to mention the safety factor as I will no longer have to wait and worry that there will be someone to help me. Thank goodness there are programs such as this helping people like me.
You will never know how much I appreciate this.

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