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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

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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 Jimmy17

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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

Cathy127

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have vvolunteer for PFC as a Paramedic and can tell you for certain that you won find a better organization to donate to or volunteer for. PFC does not just give handouts they give a hand up to the poorest of the poor by helping them get an education, clean drinking water and nutrition through there vitamin program. PFC is very in touch with the needs of the people and so the help is delivered where it is most needed.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Paramedics for Children is built on the love of one man for a people in a country far from his own who touched his heart years ago and left him with the desire to stay and help them when he could have lived a very comfortable life at home. These people have very little in the way of health care, education, supplies and compassion from the outside world. PFC through his leadership has made a difference and continues to grow. Building not on political or religious beliefs but on love for these people this is surely the summit of aid they could ever hope for.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I came to know Paramedics for Children, Rodger Harrison and his team, while was I working for another non-profit organization in the same town of Copan Ruinas in Honduras, where Paramedics for Children runs a clinic, equipped, staffed and operated an ambulance service and rural medical and nutrition services. I saw firsthand the difficulties and logistics of procuring the old ambulances and importing them to Honduras, the daily battles treating the mainly rural population for a range of tropical diseases, accidents, childbirth, problems caused by malnutrition, tangentally dealing with social problems and their impact on children. I remember the periodic trips undertaken by horseback by Rodger and his staff into the mountains to bring vitamins to the Maya Chorti children. Watched as the clinic rose from the ground by the river. It's a difficult environment, at times a frustrating one, but Rodger has persevered and created/provided an absolutely essential service in Copan. It's hard to praise this organization highly enough.

Neale B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a donor and volunteer with PFC for years now, as have 3 of my children and my wife. After many trips to Copan with Rodger, I can honestly say I have never seen much accomplished by one small group with so little in the way of material and financial resources. Between the clinic, the school programs and the myriad little tasks they take upon themselves, they have become part of the communities that they serve.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a person who has worked in the non-profit & medical field for many, many years, I can tell you first hand that Paramedics For Children is one of the most effective organizations I have ever run across. I have worked as a fundraiser, volunteer, paramedic and board member for many organizations, but several years ago made a decision to support PFC completely. The way that donations are utilized, the lack of salaries paid out, the dedication of the staff are exemplory and beyond reproach. I have no idea how they do what they do. After only being in business for 13 years, this charity has made great strides in education, healthcare, children's issues as well as stimulating the local economy. Paramedics For Children subscribes to the notion of "teaching a man to fish". Bravo, as this approach has made all of their programs, with the exception of school supplis, self-sustaining.