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Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Health, Health Support, International, International Relief

Mission: Founded in 1997 by Rodger Harrison Paramedics For Children is an international humanitarian organization serving the world's poor by providing programs that help save lives, bring hope, and restore dignity. This assistance is always provided without regard to religious beliefs, gender, or ethnic background, and without any personal agendas on the part of our organization. We are now working in Honduras Central America" All of our funding comes totally from private donations. Many of our donors are also volunteers. Although we are a small charity we are very proud of our ability to get the job done. We maintain our main office in Charlotte, NC and are an incorporated 501 (c) (3) non profit organization. Our IRS identification number is: 56-2142951. We also maintain a headquarters in Copan Ruinas, Honduras, where we have an office and medical clinic.

Target demographics: Children with out hope, education, or quality health care

Direct beneficiaries per year: 7,320 Children and adults in Guatemala and Honduras

Geographic areas served: Honduras and Guatemala

Programs: Programs now in operation by PFC include our Ambulance services, and school assistance programs, and the PFC Clinic of Hope. At the present time our school programs cover 1,600 children in 24 schools in the area of Copan Ruinas, Honduras. In addition we are operating in nine other cities in Honduras, and Guatemala with chapters of our all volunteer rescue squads.

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Teresa78

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Paramedics for Children on 2 separate occasions. It is the most incredible experience one can have.
People go crazy to build schools in poor countries, but what they miss is that it takes sustainability! That is part of what PFC does... it sustains the education in the local region! Anyone can build a school, but if the children don't have school supplies and the teachers have no pay or equipment ... those fancy new buildings sit empty.
PFC not only provides medical care but the greatest gift for anyone... education! From the medical clinic to the milk programs to the school supply runs into the mountain villages; this is one of THE best organizations to volunteer for or donate to! Your money isn't eaten up in corporate salaries like so many children's charities.
I am proud to have met and worked with such great people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went and volunteered on 2 separate trips with Paramedics for Children.
Each trip was incredible. The work that is done there to provide health care and education to the Children in that area is nothing short of a true labour of love. Many charities build a school in a region, but the school doesn't survive without a teacher and supplies! This is ONE of the many things PFC does.. Sustains the schools in the local area with supplies throughout the year. The medical clinic is there for everyone to have the opportunity to access care. PFC does not limit itself to the Copan region, it is far reaching and a VERY worthwhile NPC to support !

Rebecca92

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked twice in Honduras with PFC. Started with a vision, commitment and lots of heart something big is happening in a small place in the world. People in the mountains in poverty are discovering that someone cares. Children are given second chances. Schools receive supplies. Refurbished ambulances find their way into communities. And so much more happens because one man saw a need and responded. I respect, support and admire the work and the people who run the program with integrity and compassion.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Because I am a paramedic, I went searching for an organization to share my gifts. What I found was Paramedics for Children, an incredible organization. It is well organized, with so little overhead and yet with an incredible reach. It touches children and even adults in a small corner of the world, Copan, Honduras where there is so much poverty. Rodger, the creator and director of this organization started with one small vision and just let it grow and evolve, involving aid to school children and medical help. His heart is so big and he walks the walk, parenting, loving and adopting a young girl who struggles with seizures to keep her from being forgotten and lost due to her problems. Now she knows about love, safety and clean sheets. He has inspired so many people with his capacity for helping others, especially children that many of us return to help him in his work.

1 Daniela O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered for Paramedics for Children and the work they do is so amazing and inspiring. I love working with this organization because they are so pure and honest on what they do. Best organization I've volunteered for, so far.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with Paramedics for Children twice in Honduras, and donate every month. This is an excellent organization and I'm proud to be a supporter.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Paramedics For Children (PFC) is an excellent nonprofit that supports the needs of patients in Honduras and neighboring countries. What sets PFC apart is its commitment to treating the whole patient, understanding that good healthcare combined with care for the individual is important.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the great privilege of working with PFC on a large project that culminated in Guatemala and Honduras a couple years ago. Throughout the 3-year duration of the project, Rodger & PFC were instrumentally helpful and supportive, and ultimately vital to our success in delivering and donating a modern ambulance to the bomberos of Retalhuleu, Guatemala. Finally meeting the PFC team on the ground after much long-distance collaboration was an inspiring experience. I can only describe this organization in terms of the passion and dedication that stems directly from the individuals that make its wheels turn. PFC has a large enough presence, reach, and local acceptance to make a real difference, yet is small enough to be focused, adaptable, personal, and efficient. Sadly, its abilities and ambitions are limited only by its funding.

MichelleP.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the charity since the life-changing trip to Indonesia. PFC fielded a medical team to travel to Indonesia after the tsunami.
Since then I have visited the Honduran site in Copan Ruinas, one of the most beautiful houses I have seen, several times. I have participated in their medical clinic program, school supplies distribution, vitamins program, orphanage sponsorship, and other social programs.
This is truly remarkable charity, run by some of the most dedicated people who literally turn every donated penny into an amazing array of programs and services. Those serve some of the poorest of the poor and give them hope for better life.
All donations are used extremely judiciously, with maximum impact on the communities they serve.
I volunteer with a number of different organizations but Paramedics for Children is one of the best in terms of value and efficiency, dedication, and effectiveness. I cannot recommend them enough.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have traveled to Indonesia after the tsunami in 2004 with PFC as a part of medical relief team. The organization sponsored and paid for the trip and the mission treated over 400 refugees who up to then had no access to medical care. In addition, our team set up a forward medical clinic in one of the refugee areas and donated a massive amount of medical supplies.
I have been involved with PFC ever since, as a volunteer, contributor, fundraiser, and occasional helper and visitor.
I have seen the work of this charity over eight years. Every penny donated goes to its primary mission of helping the poorest of the poor in Copan, Honduras. The charity runs the only medical clinic in a very large area, supports orphanage, donates school supplies and vitamins, brings in donated medical and fire/rescue supplies and provides training, and aids a desperately poor area in so many other ways. It is indeed a lifeline for so many.
Rodger Harrison, the founder and president of the charity, is one of the most honest, generous people I have been privileged to meet. I know for fact that all donations go directly to care for the some of the most neediest people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Participated in School Supply, Fruit for Life, and Census programs with PFC. Each experience was very rewarding. Tremendous interaction with the Honduran people and felt satisfied that my donations were well spent. I highly recommend this charity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Participated in School Supply, Fruit for Life, and Census programs with PFC. Each experience was very rewarding. Tremendous interaction with the Honduran people and felt satisfied that my donations were well spent. I highly recommend this charity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with PFC and it was the best experience! The work they do is so selfless and beneficially to those around them. There is no other charity that I could recommend more than this one!