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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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I'll tell you upfront: I am the President of Paramedics for Children, so I might be somewhat biased when I talk about us.

I wasn't always the President, though. I started as a volunteer on an educational support mission years ago, and became one of the "true believers" over a long period as a donor and volunteer, watching a truly remarkable bunch of people do an amazing job with few resources.

We take great pride in our origins as a disaster relief organization, but while continuing in that mission, we have grown and expanded our operations to include providing clinical medical care and educational support to the poor and indigenous peoples of Honduras and Guatemala.

This year has seen us not only provide disaster relief in Guatemala in response to the El Cambray II landslide, but also providing 600 patients a month with quality medical care at our clinic in Honduras, supplying hundreds of students with the basic educational supplies they need to attend school and providing training and equipment to firefighters across both Honduras and Guatemala.

I urge you to get involved, volunteer and donate and join us in a really incredible journey.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with PFC twice now, and absolutely loved both experiences! While I don't have any kind of medical or disaster response background, I was able to help the team deliver school supplies and clothing to schools and a women's village in Honduras and Guatemala. The Paramedics for Children team truly loves what they do and they care deeply about the people they work with - and they're just super cool people to hang out with. I felt completely safe on both trips, and Rodger and Neale have been incredibly helpful answering all my questions and giving travel advice - like when to arrive to the airport, what to wear in the villages, etc. - and touring fellow volunteers and travelers around, translating, and really making all of us feel welcome and useful. I'm very glad to be part of such a great organization and can't wait to visit Copan again!