HERO Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization

 

What is HERO?

HERO stands for Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization. We do healthcare supplies. Affordably. HERO collects and distributes donated healthcare equipment and supplies at low or no cost to benefit those in need locally and globally. Our mission is to provide access to affordable healthcare equipment and supplies for all, through the collection and distribution of donated materials. HERO was founded by local operating room nurses in 1996. It was granted 501(c)3 nonprofit status in 2000 and became the first medical surplus recovery organization in the nation to establish a retail store in 2003. HERO serves all age demographics and income levels locally, regionally, and globally.

HERO truck being loaded with medical equipment Recycling through distributionHERO truck being unloaded with donations

What kinds of resources and services does HERO provide?

HERO offers low cost medical equipment and supplies in our retail store located in South Fargo. Walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, shower chairs, hospital beds, incontinence supplies, wound care supplies, rehab supplies, and much more. All are welcome to shop at HERO. We serve individuals at any income level and even offer waived fees for those dealing with financial hardship. 1 in 3 who walk through our door at HERO receive their items for free. HERO also offers medical supplies to mission teams traveling all over the world. We help provide them with the resources they need to perform life changing surgeries and procedures to those who otherwise would not be able to afford them.

HERO shelves full of products for sale  HERO sales floor full of adaptive equipment

How is HERO making an impact? Locally? Globally? Environmentally?

HERO is proud of our growing statistics because each year we are serving more individuals locally and globally as well as saving thousands of pounds of material from landfills.

HERO served 5,756 individuals and agencies locally in 2018. HERO prepared over 228 pallets for 44 global missions. HERO saved 92 tons (184,029 lbs) of usalbe medical equipment and supplies from local landfills.

How to donate:

Step 1: Gently used medical equipment and supplies are donated to HERO by agencies, organizations, and individuals.Our staff and 200 plus amazing volunteers sort, sanitize, and process these incoming products and supplies.

Products and supplies are then distributed both locally through our retail center and globally through missions, to help those in need.

Where is HERO located?

HERO is located at 5012 53rd St S, Ste C in South Fargo. We are on the right side of 53rd St in the Linn Grove Commercial Center just one block north of 52nd Ave.

HERO is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Our inventory changes daily and we invite you to come see what we have available or call ahead to see if we can help you find what you are looking for.

HERO entrance. Tan building with one floor.

HERO is located at 5012 53rd St S, Ste C in South Fargo. We are on the right side of 53rd St in the Linn Grove Commercial Center just one block north of 52nd Ave.

Helpful Links:

To learn more about HERO and how you can be a part of our mission please visit our website.

If you would like to learn more about our waived fee program, please complete the recipient information form by clicking the link below and call us at 701-212-1921 for further instructions on how to qualify.

To donate supplies or monetary support for our mission please click on the link below.

Bridget Erlet Communications Coordinator HERO Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization 5012 53rd St S, Suite C Fargo, North Dakota 58104 Telephone: 701-212-1921 Fax: 701-356-4376 www.herofargo.org Giving Hearts Day February 14th givingheartsday.org #herofargo #countme