Hurricane Florence: AvaCare, FODAC, ACHA

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Lakewood, N.J.-based AvaCare Medical recently donated $1 from each order placed during a five-day period in September to the Friends of Disabled Adults and Children’s relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence. “With the onset of Hurricane Florence, we understood the need for DME and other products to be sent to emergency shelters, and we were thankful to have the opportunity to give back to our consumers by working with FODAC to promote their cause and partially fund their efforts,” said CEO Steven Zeldes in an email to HME News…Tucker, Ga.-based FODAC and SunTrust Bank have partnered to hold HME collection drives at several locations in north Atlanta on Oct. 20, with some of the equipment earmarked for those recovering from Hurricane Florence. FODAC will refurbish and redistribute the equipment. The collections will take place at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores in Marietta and Lawrenceville, and at NextStep Atlanta in Alpharetta. Equipment that is especially needed includes adaptive strollers, manual and power wheelchairs, and walkers…Cary, N.C.-based Accreditation Commission for Health Care is donating $10,000 to Direct Relief to assist with aid and recovery efforts in response to destruction from Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina. “We stand in full support of our friends, neighbors and caregivers here in the Carolinas who have been affected by this massive storm,” said ACHC President and CEO Jose Domingos. Direct Relief collaborates with clinics all over the world to equip doctors and nurses with life-saving medicines and supplies to help care for survivors of disasters who face enormous hardship to recover.