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Paramedics For Children Inc

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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

80 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned about Paramedics for Children through my coworker - and we have since stayed there at least twice while working in and around Copan. We've had the pleasure to meet and talk with Rodger and Suyapa and learn a bit about the mission of the organization and the effort that Rodger puts forth to ensure the organization is serving its beneficiaries. Every day we headed out to work in the morning we would pass the clinic with a line out the door, and many people waiting in the sunny yard outside. Rodger told us about driving up into the hills to visit the towns and deliver goods to the children and families that live up away from the town and clinic. The organization works hard to ensure that all the resources people are donating are being used to directly serve the clinic and the efforts of the organizations, and I both admire and trust Paramedics for Children and all the work they do!

Robert212

Donor

Rating: 5

Paramedics for Children is a fantastic organization which is addressing a vital need for the children of Honduras. Through the clinic's work,as well as the school projects, they are insuring that the children have a healthy and productive future both for themselves and the general population of this extremely poor area. What this organization accomplishes with limited funds, is amazing beyond description. I will continue to be a regular donor, as well as a contributor to their special needs projects, and will continue to do so with great pride, and without hesitation. Paramedics for Children gets the job done !!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Paramedics For Children talks the talk but most importantly "Walks the Walk" of their core value/mission >>> Paramedics for Children (PFC) is an international humanitarian organization serving the impoverished, sick and oppressed by providing programs that help save lives, educate, bring hope and maintain the dignity of children, families and communities in Central America and wherever else we may be called. PFC serves without regard to religious beliefs, gender, race or ethnic background.

1 Denise160

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked along side RODGER HARRISON and volunteers for Paramedics for Children in Honduras .It was an honor to be apart of this hardworking NGO. Always working to support children's welfare and bringing hope and joy to so many in need.

1 Norris L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have followed this work for many years. What a great organization and what a needed service they provide. God bless them all.

1 Yolanda7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I grow up in Honduras and seen the poverty and suffering from our children. This organization is providing an incredible service for this children and deserves all our support. Please consider this organization for your support

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I cheerfully donate to Paramedics For Children. We love knowing the work they do in the name of Christ is done "for the least of these." Jesus loves the little children and so does PFC!
Rodger Harrison is a long-time friend. We have the utmost confidence in his leadership of this hands-on ministry he founded two decades ago.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Roger for many years and it is an honor. He has ccommitted his whole like to helping other in need. The sacrifices have been many but he is still strong in his mission.
I only wish and dream of what Paramedics for Children have accomplish.
Hand work, love and determination is Roger Harrison.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Paramedics for Children is an organization where any donations are instantly turned into action and aid for very needy people. Dedicated volunteers and some generous professionals have built a place of refuge and care where that care is needed most. Having visited and seen for myself how this groups operates, I'm proud to be a part of their support system.

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 !

1 Writer

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Rodger Harrison and his work with Paramedics For Children Inc. since he first began the organization. He and his group have done great work for the children and the community. I have plans to travel to Honduras next year as a volunteer and help.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

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.

Jim_78

Donor

Rating: 5

As a parent I cannot imagine the desperation Rodger goes through daily to help provide services for the people in his area. I met Rodger through a friend, Rodney Ward, who I used to work with. The successes Rodger and his selfless group is second to none. Paramedics for Children is a true life changing charity.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first became aware of this amazing project while I was a paramedic, in Vancouver, BC. Rodney Ward, who I worked with was always talking about driving from Vancouver to San pedro sula, Honduras!!! In his Volkswagen golf I must add. As a father of 3 children I started to awaken to how lucky we truly are in Canada, it was my turn to start giving back.

I asked "what can I do?" and as being quite handy, Rod had said the children had "worn the chain out on the swing sets". I didn't think this was possible, but Rodger sent pics of the chain worn through...
I constructed 12 swing sets for Rod to take down on his next trip.

The satisfaction I got knowing these very disadvantaged children could at least play again warmed my heart. I had the pleasure of meeting Rodger and Pam on one of our Houseboat trips, here in Canada and I was convinced this is such a worthwhile charity, making a daily difference in so many lives.

Once I finish my RN degree I will be making a trip down there to see what kind of a difference I can make.

I implore everyone to take $5 out of your wallet and donate to this cause. We can stop poverty $5 at a time.

Robert210

Donor

Rating: 5

Paramedics For Children is a Godsend for hurting children of Honduras. The staff and volunteers are true angels.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paramedics for children serve a very vulnerable community that would not be able to receive medical care without their clinic. They go above and beyond to bring hope to those they serve.

1 Linda453

Donor

Rating: 5

Paramedics For Children is a light that shines in someone's darkness, a refuge for the scared and hurting children of Honduras. My pastor says that doing for others knowing they can't do for you in return is love in it's truest form. The staff and volunteers there all possess this true form of love.
I'm proud of the growth of the clinic, the caring hearts of all who work there, and the progress that has been made over the years.

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 Jimmy17

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Fantastic charity doing great work for those going without medical care in Central America.

1 Victoria77

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

we have watched them reach out and make a difference in children's lives

1 Pam_130

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This is a wonderful organization that helps children with medical care and other needs. They share stories of what they do and are very caring.