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HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization

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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.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.