[AMP-L] Fourroux Orthotics and Prosthetics Hurricane Katrina
wayne at renardson.org
Fri Sep 16 10:08:32 PDT 2005
From: Tony Barr
I received the below from Fourroux Orthotics and Prosthetics of
Lousiana regarding the Barr Foundation soliciting for prosthetic
donations from our Hope Manufacturer members for displaced Hurricane
Katrina amputees. It appears fom Mr. Brown's at Fourroux comments below
he would be charging insurance providers for services and for the
possible donations of components donated by manufacturers The Barr
Foundation will not solicit for "donated" prosthetic components and
supplies from manufactures for anyone who intends to charge the patient
of third party payers.
We will reserve our solictation for donated components and supplies
for folks that have no other resources and that the provider agrees not
to bill nor collect on the donated materials.
Our guidelines are outlined below. If we can assit any legitimate
requests, please let us know.
From: David Brown [mailto:david at fourroux.com]
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 11:32 AM
To: t-barr at t-barr.com
RE: Fourroux Orthotics and Prosthetics Hurricane Katrina Press Release
Thank you for everything that you and your foundation are doing to help
those amputees that have endured the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Fourroux will certainly help out in any way possible and we want to be
perfectly clear on what our mission and goal is in this relief effort.
We have been servicing patients throughout the US for the past three
years and our goal has been to reach out to those amputees that are
looking for something they have been unable to find elsewhere. Part of
the service we offer those amputees is to provide them travel to and
from Fourroux and hotel accommodations at no cost for qualified
patients. We then work with their insurance provider for reimbursement
of services and components that we use for their prosthesis.
This program has been very beneficial for those amputees and we will
offer that same program to the people affected by the Hurricane. We
appreciate the offer of donated components from those manufacturers in
your previous e-mail but we have in stock enough material to satisfy
those amputees that we service.
Thank you for your endorsement of Fourroux and our sincere intention is
to help those amputees get the urgent attention that they need.
Thanks again for your involvement in helping those Hurricane victims
and let us know if there is anything else we can do to help. Sincerely,
David Brown -----
As the result of the below gracious solicitation and offer to help sent
yesterday, the Barr Foundation has received several requests for
prosthetic supplies from parties not from Fourroux O&P but from persons
without professional credentials of any kind and directly from
In an attempt to better coordinate the requests and to better assure
their proper application for prosthetic donations and supplies are
directed to qualified practitioners at Fourroux O&P in Huntsville,
Alabama thru the Barr Foundation, we suggest the following.
Below are our guidelines for making requests thru Fourroux who can in
turn make contact with the Barr Foundation. We will immediately contact
the appropriate manufacture of the components or supplies desired to
our Hope Donor manufacture members, Euro International, Alps South, and
others from around the country who have graciously offered assistance
in donating components and supplies to Hurricane Katrina amputee
The Barr Foundation will request that the donors ship the items
requested to Fourroux and our non-profit organization will acknowledge
that contribution for the donors as a tax deductible donation.
contact Barr foundation for guidelines:
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