FODAC joins volunteer coalition

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

TUCKER, Ga. – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children has been accepted into National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD), a coalition of volunteer organizations dedicated to helping survivors and their communities in the wake of disasters. FODAC, which provides DME and services to those living with disability, has established itself as a leader in disaster recovery efforts for special needs survivors since Hurricane Maria in 2018. “We are honored to join this well-respected organization dedicated to facilitating a more coordinated, cooperative response throughout the disaster cycle,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “Over the past 15 years, since our first big disaster recovery initiative with Hurricane Katrina, we have developed relationships with FEMA and many of the National VOAD member organizations. Now we look forward to more structured relationships and adding our expertise to address current and on-going needs for seniors and others with disabilities in the aftermath of large population-affecting emergency events.”