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HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, General Hospitals, Health, Health Care, International, International Relief, Recycling

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.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.