Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing over $10 million annually in durable medical equipment and supplies to the disabled community, today announced a partnership with local beverage distributor Eagle Rock Distributing Company to utilize Eagle Rock’s delivery trucks and routes to pick up and deliver home medical supplies (HME). Eagle Rock drivers working the route between the company’s Dalton office and the Stone Mountain office will stop at Mobility Works in Marietta and pick up donations to deliver to FODAC’s warehouse in Stone Mountain.
“We are pleased to partner with Eagle Rock to support the companies, like Mobility Works, who have offered to be donation sites for used HME,” stated Chris Brand, president of FODAC. “We hope that the success of this program will inspire other companies to offer their truck routes so that we can extend the reach of our donation sites.”
Brand met recently with Eagle Rock’s CEO Steve Craine to discuss sponsorship opportunities; during that meeting, Brand mentioned the difficulties FODAC faced in getting donated equipment back to their warehouse in Stone Mountain. A review of FODAC donation sites and their locations quickly showed that many lay along Eagle Rock delivery routes. Mobility Works was on the route between Eagle Rock’s Dalton office and its Stone Mountain office, so Craine offered to pick up donations from there as a test.
“Our truck routes cover the Atlanta metro area,” said Craine. “Many times, our trucks are going out with partial loads, and would have plenty of room to store some wheelchairs, walkers or other types of HME. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to utilize our resources to support FODAC further in their mission, and hope to expand the program in the future.”
“Utilizing the Eagle Rock delivery routes was a wonderful idea of Steve’s,” said Brand. “Donated equipment is a key part of our program to help the disabled community; getting this equipment here more quickly means a faster response to the needs of our clients.”
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