Hero, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Environment, Health, International

Location: 5012 53rd Street South Suite C Fargo ND 58104 USA

Mission: HERO collects and redistributes donated healthcare materials to benefit those in need.
Results: In 2012, HERO served a volume of 3,119 individuals and agencies in our local and regional community. A total of 33 different medical mission teams received over 97,000 pounds of supplies and we saved over 152,000 pounds of supplies from area landfills.
Programs: HERO serves people locally, regionally and globally. Primary recipients are residents of North Dakota and Minnesota. HERO is open Monday through Friday to provide individuals and agencies with medical supplies and equipment and accept equipment donations to redistribute to those in need. HERO has 3 staff and hundreds of volunteers that sort, clean, and pack donations to give to those in need. Many college and high school students are provided volunteer service opportunities at at HERO.
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EIN 45-0457109
701-212-1921
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Thanks to the dedicated staff, volunteers and board members of HERO thousands of pounds of supplies, no longer valuable to the medical agencies, are redistributed to those in need. These supplies offer life-changing relief to area residents burdened with the high cost of health care products as well as destitute patients in missionary facilities. HERO performs an amazing humanitarian service to many by salvaging tons of medical supplies destined previously for the landfill.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the grateful and sometimes watery-eyed faces of the area residents when they receive supplies or equipment at no cost. I've also read letters or heard first- hand what services were provided by excited missionaries using HERO supplies

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Coninue to tell everyone how recycling of medical supplies can change even SAVE peoples' lives. HERO is the epitome of the Trash to Treasure concept.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being part of HERO is spiritually uplifting. Seeing what an impact can be made using a supply that would have otherwise been discarded changes your perspective daily.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic and kind. Excited to assist with the medical needs of those without access to health care or those burdened by their medical expenses.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

network with more medical supply agencies and national as well as international health care providers to expand services to even MORE people in need.

Ways to make it better...

sustainable funding was constant or easily renewed. HERO contiues to search for the right audience with a passion for our combined humanitarian and environmental service.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

renewable funding and a steady number of volunteers.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The past and current staff, board- members, and volunteers of HERO are outstanding. Funding makes life easier, but without their dedication to the cause HERO could not survive

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

As a former board member, I am so excited to be able to continue supporting HERO and their mission. Their mission which supports issues of both poverty and the environment simultaneously work towards positive impacts both locally and globally. As a Service-Learning Coordinator for Moorhead schools, I am so thankful for their willingness to partner with us and engage young people in their work. They are helping to build a more hopeful tomorrow.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their work with young people as they learn about the mission and begin to care about the mission themselves.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate about the mission, knowledgeable about the work that they do, and give great attention to the details of what we need to be doing together.

Ways to make it better...

they would have a bigger warehouse and office area.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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