Friday, November 06, 2009

FODAC Holds Huge Recycling Event for Wheelchairs and Other Home Care Items This Weekend!

/PRNewswire/ -- Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Too! (FODAC) is proud to be an organizational sponsor of the southeast Abilities Expo which will be held THIS Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 6-8, at the Cobb Galleria Convention Center in Marietta, GA.

FODAC is also working with the Expo to hold an equipment drive each day at the event. FODAC staff we be on hand to direct vehicles to the unloading area at the rear of the building. Items accepted include any durable medical equipment (DME) such as home hospital beds, wheelchairs, powerchairs, mobility items, bathroom items, etc.

The Expo is designed for people with disabilities along with the companies and professionals who work with the disabled community. Attendees will be able to see new products, attend classes, demonstrations, and network with others in the disability community.

For more information or to register, go to or or call 770 491-9014 or 866-977-1204.

Be sure to drop by the FODAC booth and meet members of the FODAC staff.

FODAC is a 501c3 faith based non-profit and remains the pioneer and primary provider of recycled DME in Georgia. This is a nationally recognized best practice program for the Re-Use of DME as recognized by the Visionary Award (received from the National Pass It On Center) and a recent Federal Demonstration grant. These items have been provided at no/low cost to children and adults with illnesses and disabilities, the elderly, and the injured since 1986. Over 20,000 wheelchairs and 6,000 hospital beds have been issued since that time. Over 300 DME items and 45 repairs a month are issued from Stone Mountain and a dozen partnerships around the state. This totals over $9 million in retail value of medical equipment distributed each year. Our capacity has doubled in the last few years, while the need for our services continues to grow. It took 17 years to build the capacity to deliver the first 10,000 wheelchairs, but only 5 years to provide the next 10,000. In 2008 alone, FODAC provided equipment to over 4,100 children and adults in 64 counties of Georgia and across the country. FODAC does not have direct funding from Medicare/Medicaid for the services offered.

FODAC's other programs include Ramps for Champs (home modifications), ReMount (vehicle adaptations), DME Equipment Repair, and Disposable Medical Supplies.

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