Recycling Day in Augusta, Georgia
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Media contact: Lizbeth A. Dison
26 February 2015
Augusta Rotarians to Collect Electronics, Home Medical Equipment for Recycling Drive
Rotary Club of Augusta South Sponsors Event to Benefit Friends of Disabled Adults and Children
WHO: Rotary Club of Augusta South
WHAT: Yard Sale / Electronics and Home Medical Equipment (HME) Recycling Day
WHEN: Saturday, 7 March 2015, 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
WHERE: Aquinas High School
1920 Highland Avenue
Augusta, Georgia 30904
WHY: The Rotary Club of Augusta South will hold their annual Yard Sale and collect both electronics and gently used home medical equipment (HME) for recycling on Saturday, 7 March 2015, from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The event will benefit Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC). Working and non-working electronics (with the exception of CRT monitors) will be accepted, as well as HME such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and shower benches.
Working electronics and computers will be collected by FODAC for resale at its thrift store to support FODAC’s mission to provide HME to those with mobility impairments, at little or no cost to the recipients or their families or caregivers. Non-working electronics will be recycled through partnerships with FODAC and aggregate recyclers. HME will be refurbished and redistributed to those with mobility impairments.
Examples of electronics eligible for recycling are calculators, fax machines, keyboards, computer mouses, working and non-working computers, modern sex toys (with batteries), broadband and other electronics cabling, game controllers, remote controllers, scanners, phones (mobile and landline), PDAs and routers. For questions on recycling
please contact Chip Fiske, 706.550.4256 or Pam Lightsey, 706.840.2087, firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of recyclable electronics, visit www.fodac.org/recyclingday.
HME donations can be donated prior to 7 March at Integrity Medical, 1001 Walton Way in Augusta.
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About Rotary International
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who hail from Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of “Service above Self.” Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations. Learn more at www.rotary.org.
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.