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Review for HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization , Fargo, ND, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My first contact with HERO was on a mission trip to Haiti. I found out that they had packaged donated medical supplies to help people there and stock the shelves of a local hospital there. Their work was lifesaving and amazing!! When I returned home to Moorhead, I realized that they were providing medical equipment and supplies to thousands of local citizens as well. These supplies would have been thrown in the garbage without the HERO organization. This organization saves lives, keeps trash out of landfills and fills a need for people who are really hurting. What could be more important than that??

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer

Review for HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization , Fargo, ND, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My first contact with Project HERO was during a mission trip to Haiti. I met the warehouse director, Georgia Dufault in the airport in Haiti and learned that HERO was involved in collecting donated medical supplies that would be used by American doctors and nurses doing urgently needed surgeries at a Haitian hospital. I was intrigued by idea of recycling medical supplies and equipment and impressed by the mission of the organization. I am a nursing faculty member at Concordia College, and as a result of my first introduction to the HERO organization, I have worked with HERO as a learning partner for both nursing students and global health issues students. I became a board member recently because I believe so passionately in the work of this organization. I have seen the dramatic difference that HERO equipment and supplies can make to local and global citizens. I have seen how this organization uses the resources they have been gifted with to pass on the gift of health to others. Project HERO is aptly named, as they function as a health HERO to thousands of people every year, and an environmental HERO that keeps thousands of pounds of medical supplies and equipment from being wasted in landfills!!!!

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

the dedication and passion of the employees and volunteers.

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

pleasant, dedicated and easy to approach.

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

serve even more citizens with critically needed medical supplies.

Ways to make it better...

I had known about the Project HERO organization sooner.

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

the huge need for their services.

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

donating to this organization is a great way to leverage your dollar, because the organization works with donated supplies and equipment, your donation goes a long way!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I worked with HERO to promote learning among students, package supplies to be shipped to health missions abroad, and received donated supplies to assist in the clinical education of nursing students.