Rotary Club of Emory-Druid Hills

July 31, 2021 8:30 am— 2:00 pm

FODAC Equipment Drive (Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 8:30 am until approximately 2:00 pm) The RC of North Atlanta is once again organizing a service project is to collect donated home medical equipment and/or supplies for the Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) a 501c3 organization located in Stone Mountain, Georgia. FOCAC targets items that are in high demand from their clients, adult and pediatric. FODAC refurbishes all equipment and then donates it with little or no cost to prequalified clients. These items that we collect include: medical supplies, bathroom equipment, grab bars, children's adaptive equipment, and other assistive technology. FODAC accept gently used manual and electric wheelchairs (including footrests), scooters, standers, strollers, corner chairs, gait trainers, shower supports, toilet supports, therapy aides, specialized mattresses (no regular mattresses), canes, crutches, rollators, bathing aids, braces, air casts walkers, hoyer lifts, hospital beds and many other items. On Saturday, July 31st at 8:30 am, we will meet at the back patio of the

57th Restaurant, which is located next to PDK Airport on Clairmont Road in Chamblee.

RC of North Atlanta will provide a kickoff breakfast and drinks for the volunteers and give everyone a few minutes to socialize before heading out to pickup equipment about 9 or 9:30 (everyone is usually done between 1 and 2 pm). North Atlanta would love to have anyone that is interested in volunteering join in the fun. This is a good hands on project and thus a good project to bring prospective members. I have attached a volunteer questionnaire sheet that asks some questions about the physical abilities of the volunteers and the vehicles/trailers that they will be bringing. Having this info beforehand allows North Atlanta to schedule the equipment pickups by groups and is vital to making sure we get the right people and vehicles to go get the equipment. Since the project collects power wheelchairs, adjustable beds, body hoists, walkers, crutches, etc. and so any volunteers who are strong and/or have large trucks and/or trailers will be very much welcomed.