Paramedics For Children Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   52 reviews

Address:

2083 Egret CT Rock Hill SC 29732 USA

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.

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704-763-2585
http://www.paramedicsforchildren.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I follow this organization closely and I am continually blown away by the dedication they have to their mission. I have yet to visit the hacienda in Copán, and I will do so this year! Even though I haven't seen their work with my own eyes yet, I love how they are really on top of their communication which gives you a great look into what PFC is working on and what they're all about. And even though my donation this year was all that large, I received a personal letter from the founder!

Keep up the amazing work!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I facilitate my church's prayer community for select missions in Central America so that we have many people praying daily for them. Paramedics for Children is a wonderful mission team that serves the poor and hurting people in the area, and is one of the missions we cover with our prayers. They operate in and around in Copan Ruinas, Honduras with a clinic and emergency vehicles. They do amazing work considering their limited resources. The only thing standing between my 4-star rating and a 5-star rating is significantly increased donations of cash, fever/dehydration medicines, and a ten liter/minute oxygen concentrator.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Paramedics for Children is a small non-profit organization providing education services and healthcare to the poor in the high mountains of Honduras.

PFC continues to do a lot with a little.

The John and Susan Dewan Foundation has supported PFC's school supply program since 2002. This program provides basic school supplies (and vitamins) four times per year to 25 remote mountain villages overlooking the Copan Valley. For the cost of about $9.00 per child per year, PFC makes the difference in a child being able to attend school. This program has been operating continuously since 1997. Local teachers relate that over time, school attendance has been increasing and dropouts are declining in part due to PFC assistance.

The Clinica Esperanza is a low-cost health service providing increased access to care for the poor. It has operated since 2005. The clinic treats up to 750 patients monthly. Participating local doctors agree to charge patients a reduced rate for their normal consultation fee, and in return, get full use of the clinic, all equipment and donated medications free of charge.

The ambulance donation and volunteer training program relies on generous donations from paramedic units across the USA. There are now 22 ambulances in services with 300 paramedic volunteers trained by PFC in eight PFC member chapters both in Honduras and Guatemala.

In the last few years, PFC has taken on partial financial support of the 35 children at the La Casita Orphanage in Copan Ruinas.

Paramedics for Children has managed several significant accomplishments on a shoestring budget. They save lives, bring hope, open opportunity and restore dignity to thousands of the very poor in the Copan region of Honduras and Guatemala.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Paramedics for Children for a number of years.
The organization is well run and provides critical services to the most deserving of our population, the children.
Many children and families as well, have benefited from the work of the PFC volunteers and from the many donations made by individuals such as myself.
I could not find a more deserving charity to receive my donation dollars which is why I am a Super Supporter of their efforts.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

To know someone that has given their life for a cause and not just lip service makes me proud to donate and support Paramedics for children. I know where my money goes and it is not to line the pockets of some wealthy company or person. I know how crucial our donations are and I know every dollar is spent to the betterment of the children and families that they serve.. from medical attention to school supplies they have given and continue to give and provide.. I donate every year through my employer and take time to share with my friends and coworkers so they have the chance to donate to something that really gives more than they receive..

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have given to Paramedics for Children and I've seen the great work that they do. I know that when I give to them it goes straight to the children.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Paramedics for Children has done outstanding work for the children of Honduras, keep up the great work Rodger

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

These folks are fantastic. I had the opportunity to visit Copan and see some of the people who benefit directly from their great work. They have very little overhead, giving me the confidence that what I'm able to send them will directly benefit those most in need.
PFC is an innovative, creative team that integrates volunteers' expertise to maximize the efficacy of the organization.
I am a proud supporter.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so impressed with the work this organization does to truly make a difference that I donate on a monthly basis. My daughter has done volunteer work for PFC and the work helped her blossom and gave her many gifts and blessings as well as she giving her gifts and blessings to the children in Honduras. The most brilliant program was the Multivitamin Program. In a country where malnutrition is a part of everyday life PFC found that giveng each child a MultiVitamin everyday by their teacher during the school year enhanced their overall school performance as well as their general health and well being. How simple yet profound! I am also impressed that they give lollipops but only in exchange for something such as a tiny rock a child has found. This way the children do learn not to beg for handouts. they learn that they can give something that is perceived as value by another and in return they too will receive. What a great lesson for all! Their are Real Life Heros and Rodger Harrisoon is my Real LIfe Hero!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change a thing other than hope for more people to donate so the work can continue and thrive

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Rating: 5 stars  

I know that there are many great charities in need of your support. All of them do good work however most are run like Mega Corporation by a board directors who seldom get in the trenches and do the real work. I know everyone at Paramedics for children and they are always there in the trenches fighting. Weather to save a child’s life or providing books and school supplies to give them hope in the future. The hard working people that make up P.F.C. are always on call when help is needed. Every dollar goes to helping these children. They risk their lives every day going into areas that you and I would never venture. This type of unending dedication and commitment deserves our support.

I know that every dollar I give goes to the children and that makes all the difference.

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Definitely

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2013

 
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