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FODAC raises $40K for donated equipment

May 14, 2019HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) held its 19th Run Walk n' Roll on May 4 at Stone Mountain Park, drawing 100 participants. The event, which included 5K and 3K courses, raised $40,000 for FODAC's mission to provide HME such as wheelchairs at little to no cost to those with mobility challenges and their families. Prizes were awarded to the top individual fundraiser, Vicki Crowell, who raised $2,130; and to the top group fundraiser, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, which...

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FODAC forms charity with Dynarex

October 2, 2018HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a nonprofit organization providing DME and services to those living with disabilities, has joined forces with Dynarex, a provider of disposable and durable medical supplies, to form a new charitable program. Orangeburg, N.Y.-based Dynarex will formally establish the program at Medtrade, Oct. 15-17 in Atlanta, in conjunction with the launch of its Durable Medical Products line. “Our company has always felt we have more to give to...

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FODAC collects equipment for relief efforts

October 2, 2018HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) will be collecting donated equipment at Medtrade, Oct. 15-17 in Atlanta, for those affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. “Items most in need are wheelchairs (bariatric and standard), CPAPs, nebulizers, hospital beds, bath safety equipment and transfer tub benches,” Chris Brand, CEO of FODAC, told Medtrade. FODAC has received requests from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management...

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Aeroflow 'pitches in'

September 25, 2018HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Aeroflow Healthcare has donated and rented medical equipment and supplies to area shelters in Asheville, N.C., and Greenville, S.C., for Hurricane Florence evacuees. The provider has provided and personally delivered 20 rental hospital beds to facilities near Greenville; extra oxygen tubing and four nebulizers to Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville; and portable oxygen tanks and eight nebulizers to Myrtle Beach Estates Senior Living. “It's incredibly important for us...

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Goodwill HME offers free shipping on incontinence products

March 28, 2018HME News Staff

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - Goodwill Home Medical Equipment, a division of Goodwill Industries that provides affordable medical equipment and supplies, now offers free shipping on all incontinence product orders of $50 or more. The nonprofit says it offers a wide variety of incontinence products, including tab closure briefs, underwear pull-ups, underpads and wipes, from trusted brands. Because its customers receive donated unused medical supplies and/or gently used medical equipment and they pay cash,...

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Diabetes supplies en route to Texas

August 30, 2017HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - The American Diabetes Association, JDRF and Insulin for Life have secured and shipped more than 3,750 pounds of donated diabetes supplies to people with diabetes affected by Hurricane Harvey, they announced Aug. 29. Five pallets, each of which includes 200,000 syringes, 50,000 pen needles and 20,000 alcohol pads, are already en route to the Houston area. Accompanying each pallet are separate packages containing dozens of blood glucose meters along with thousands of glucose test strips...

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Permobil creates philanthropic arm

February 24, 2017HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Permobil will launch the Permobil Cares Foundation at the International Seating Symposium on March 1. The manufacturer will donate proceeds from every Permobil, TiLite and Roho product sold toward funding the foundation. “With the help of the Permobil Foundation we hope that we can build impactful relationships with our customers and non-profit partners helping to fulfill a life of independence,” said Larry Jackson, president of Permobil North America. The foundation...

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FODAC seeks donations for relief efforts

September 16, 2016HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) will collect DME and supplies at Medtrade to support disaster relief efforts in Louisiana. FODAC will work with its local contacts, particularly those in Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, two of the worst-hit areas, to contribute the DME and supplies, as well as funding. FODAC asks manufacturers who are attending Medtrade, Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, to make contributions.

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Wheelchair donations kick in but more are needed

January 18, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Companies like Invacare and organizations like United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) have donated wheelchairs to help with relief efforts in Haiti, where a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the country on Jan. 12. Invacare has donated 175 wheelchairs through MedWish International and UCP Wheelchairs for Humanity has donated 100 wheelchairs to Direct Relief International and 65 wheelchairs to Operation USA. The UCP doesn't want to stop there. It seeks donations so it can provide additional wheelchairs to...

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