Second Huricane Sandy Shipment Sent

Hurricane Sandy swept through the northeastern United States almost five months ago, yet many of its victims are still in relief shelters without basic necessities. Especially hard hit were the disabled, many of whom lost equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and bath benches. Whether in a relief shelter or settled back to their homes, without basic equipment such as this, the disabled victims of Sandy are unable to maintain mobility and their quality of life.

On Monday, April 1, FODAC and Portlight Strategies, Inc. partnered by collecting and shipping DME and other medical supplies to a distribution center in Tom’s River, New Jersey; from there, the supplies will be distributed to other centers in New Jersey and New York to help support recovery efforts for the disabled community. This is the second shipment for Sandy relief from FODAC and Portlight; the organizations have partnered in the past on relief efforts for the Haitian earthquake, as well as for Hurricanes Katrina, Irene, Ike and Isaac.

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Thank you guys so much for helping these students! I know these outdoor activities are the highlight of the year for some of these kiddos and most of the time, our wheelchair bound students try to avoid coming to school those days.  Without you guys, having them participate could be almost impossible! I know they will be SO excited to be able to explore their outdoor learning environment like their typical peers!

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