STONE MOUNTAIN, GA – An international project partnership between Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), Rotary Club of Stone Mountain, and Rotary District 6900, recently collected and shipped about a half million dollars worth of home medical equipment and supplies to earthquake survivors in Nepal.
Much of this equipment was donated to FODAC by Medtrade vendors, and FODAC (Booth #1770) will once again be on hand, and accepting donations, at Medtrade. Medtrade is scheduled for Oct 26-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The 40-foot container sent to Nepal included orthotics, therapy tables, standers, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs (including 100 pediatric wheelchairs), hospital beds, mattresses, and commode chairs.
FODAC supplied the equipment and supplies, and funds from Rotary District 6900 covered shipping costs. Members of the Stone Mountain club helped collect, clean and load equipment and supplies into the container, which was trucked to Charleston, South Carolina, and loaded on a ship headed for Kolkata, India.
Once unloaded in Kolkata, the container was transported over land via truck to Kathmandu, Nepal. The Karuna Foundation will supply logistical support in India and Nepal to transport and distribute the equipment. If you are interested in making a donation to FODAC, or finding out more about their programs, visit them at Booth #1770.
FODAC staff members Sam Young (left) and Leo Phillip are pictured above loading some of the 100 pediatric wheelchairs onto the truck.