"Keeping people with disabilities moving!"
USVI Governor Commends FODAC for COVID Support
FODAC donated 17 pallets of medical items, such as hospital beds and oxygen supplies, to support USVI COVID relief efforts. Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. recently thanked Chris Brand and FODAC for their important contribution to helping "minimize the overall impact of the virus throughout the Territory."

While most of the United States has suffered gravely from the coronavirus, the US Virgin Islands acted quickly to quell the spread by immediately locking down leisure travel to the territory in March and implementing clear COVID-19 prevention measures across all three islands. The authorities have also developed robust public health and medical capacity, with well-staffed and well-stocked hospitals and treatment centers.

FODAC came to the aid of USVI residents in 2017 following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, bringing in almost $100K of medical equipment as well as on-site equipment management and distribution.
FODAC and Easter Seals helps African pediatric patients
FODAC recently partnered with Easter Seals West Georgia to provide pediatric mobility aids to Heart for Africa. The medical equipment will support the efforts of the organization's Project Canaan in Eswatini, the smallest country in Africa located inside the borders of South Africa and location of the 2,500-acre land development with Heart for Africa's home for children and other programs. FODAC donated $14K worth of medical equipment, much of it designed specifically for children housed at the home, including two pediatric wheelchairs, two gait trainers, a stroller with adaptive features, a patient lift with three slings, and some therapy wedges and bolsters. Easter Seals West Georgia picked up the cost of shipping the equipment.
Thanks to Chattahoochee Tech Volunteers
Last week eleven students from the Chattahoochee Tech Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) group volunteered at FODAC for some fieldwork experience. They worked all day for three days in the very hot and sweaty warehouse cleaning and sorting medical equipment, as well as organizing inventory in the thrift store and cleaning the dock area. They were all real troopers and we appreciate their volunteerism!