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International Orthopedic Rehabiliation Organization for Isolated Disabled People



Contact

Alvin B. Thomas
14254 43rd Ave. N Unit. C
Plymouth, MN 55446
United States

763-291-7088 (Phone)
763-432-3059 (Fax)

Alvin B. Thomas, Director
www.ioro.org
14254 43rd Ave. N Unit. C
Plymouth, MN 55446
United States

1-763-291-7088 (Phone)
763-432-3059 (Fax)

Type of Organization

Non-profit
ID: Contact IORO for donation specifics or verification purposes
Type: 501 (c) (3)


Service Areas

Regions: Africa
Countries: Liberia
Specific cities, regions, or groups of people: IORO aims to assist isolated disabled people in all parts of Liberia and eventually in the Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.
Age Group: Adults, Children
Fees Charged: No


Services Provided

Prosthetic Fitting, Orthotic Fitting, Medical Equipment / Supplies, Education, Funding, Prosthetic Fabrication, Orthotic Fabrication, Rehabilitation / Training
There is a facility/physical building for patient care at the specified location.
Accomodations for volunteers near or at the specified location.


Needs

Financial Assistance

Volunteers: Prosthetists, Orthotists, Technicians, Lay Persons, Physicians, Nurses, Therapists

Materials, Components, and Equipment: New, Equipment, Used, Medical Supplies


General Background Information

Historical Information
Founded in 2007 by Alvin B. Thomas
Total volunteers to date: 27
Annual average volunteer participation: 12
Total recipients of care to date: 300
Annual average recipients of care: 150


Financial Information
Organization does NOT provide funding for volunteers.
Volunteer needs to raise individual funds for all expenses.
Currently and Historically, the organization's funding and contributions have come from:
        Individuals: 100%


Mission Statement
The Mission/objectives of the International Orthopedic Rehabilitation Organization for Isolated Disabled People (IORO) is to help people with physical disability improve their quality of life by providing or arranging the provision of needed devices that will make it possible to be ambulatory, thereby gaining a level of independence and dignity. IORO for Isolated Disabled People will seek to serve less fortunate disabled with compassion and restore hope and confidence, but with respect for their natural human dignity. IORO for Isolated Disabled People will seek to provide services to all isolated disabled persons without consideration to national origin or color, but for short term goal, IORO for Isolated Disabled People will focus on assisting isolated disabled persons in Liberia, West Africa - a country that was devastated by a brutal civil war. As part of our long-term service goal, IORO will also exert efforts in initiating the provision of services in other countries such as the Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone after services have been fully established in Liberia.


Additional Information & Comments

Almost all of the braces, crutches, orthotics and prosthetics devices given to the isolated disabled children in Liberia are worn out, therefore, we are kindly appealing for any assistance in order to repair or replenish those devices.



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