I don't normally post reviews but I just wanted to let everyone know what a wonderful company Hero's is. My Cpap Machine stopped working last night & my husband took it into Healthcare Accessories to get it fixed. They let me know that it would have to be sent out to be fixed & would take at least 30days. I would have to pay a fee for a rental because I haven't met my deductible on my insurance & according to insurance companies Cpap Machines are not "Life Essential" Machines (even tho people get them because they stop breathing hundreds of times a night or like me their oxygen drops to the low 30's when sleeping....not sure how not having oxygen to breathe is not a "Life Essential") I did not have the money for the Rental & Hero's so nicely found a machine for me to use. Not only did they get one for me they got it within the hour that I had called so I didn't have to go without one tonight. I can't go without one due to the severity of my Sleep Apnea & Hero's was very understanding and extremely easy to work with & willing to help out in my situation. I want to say Thank you to Hero's for helping me in my time of need. They are true blessings
I travel to Haiti with a group of doctors and nurses to give medical care to the people of Haiti. We obtain many of the needed 10,000 pounds of medical supplies that we send each year through HERO. Those good supplies would have been put into the local landfills but because of HERO's efforts those much needed supplies go to Haiti with our medical team. The supplies are used to preform 40-50 surgeries and enable the hospital staff to continue giving care long after we leave.
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??
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!!!!
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This is an outstanding organization with staff and volunteers who work endlessly to make it the great success it is. It not only helps so many people in our community but has touched and saved lives worldwide. Superior work HERO staff and volunteers.
Where would you turn if you needed medical supplies or equipment but couldn't afford it? Or...what do you do with the crutches or shower stool, or lift bed that you have but no longer need? HERO is the place to go! HERO stands for Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization. This worthwhile non-profit promotes "green" by recycling reusable and discarded medical supplies to people in need, which would otherwise end up in landfills. The HERO motto is "Save a Life, Save the Earth"! I can't think of a better organization that is providing these two invaluable services..medical supplies to the needy and recycling the tons of supplies being thrown away! I have been a volunteer sorter for HERO over the last nine years, and am a board member as well. HERO has a huge environmental impact, keeping over 50 tons of medical supplies from disposal in our local landfill. I believe in "Going Green" and I believe in HERO's mission and vision to provide medical supplies locally and globally.
I first began my association with Project HERO as a volunteer working and sorting used medical supplies in the warehouse. Having a husband in the medical field, I was drawn to the importance of the redistribution of durable medical supplies locally and to medical missions worldwide , items which would have ended up in the landfill. Three members of my family went on a Haiti medical mission and saw first hand the shipment and delivery of these goods from HERO, which was put to good use in Haiti, especially after the recent devastating earthquake. I am now a current executive board member of HERO, and am proud to support and promote HERO's mission of
HERO is doing wonderful things here in the Fargo / Moorhead area to help those in need. By recycling through redistribution; taking donated health care items and redistributing for donation, HERO is not only helping the less fortunate, but helping our Earth!
HERO is a great organization. So many people are in need of quality medical equipment and HERO is a great way of connecting "people who have" with "people with a need". It is truly a little bit of heaven on earth!
I have helped out at HERO to package, label, and ship supplies to Haiti for a few years now- they are an amazing Non-Profit that is making a difference all over the world!
HERO is a great organization to volunteer with. The employees are very friendly and helpful. This organization has inspired me to do more and want to volunteer in less fortunate areas in the world as well as in my own community.
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HERO has been an excellent organization to be associated with. I look forward to volunteering with them every month (and sometimes up to twice a month). The friendly staff let you know you are making a difference in the world. Their altruistic view point and dedication to their cause are inspiring. Being a pre-med student I have learned immeasurable amounts of information about the needs in the community and other countries, like Haiti. I would recommend, to anyone that asks, to donate time to this awesome nonprofit organization.
"If I ran into this organization" should read "employ the same people..." instead of "employee the same people..." Sorry for the misprint.
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