HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization

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Volunteer Opportunities

Development Assistant Volunteer

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Customer service volunteer

Assist customers in our healthcare retail store on a regular basis

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Event assistant internship

Assist with managing one of the many events we are working on

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Part-time volunteer Warehouse Assistant urgently needed

Help our warehouse staff organize, clean, and sometimes fix medical equipment. Keep warehouse clean & safe.

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Sort medical supplies and equipment

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Mission

HERO collects and redistributes donated healthcare material to benefit those in need.

All viable excess medical supplies and equipment are handled in an environmentally safe manner, promoting recycling through redistribution.

Background

HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization was founded in 1996. HERO collects and redistributes donated healthcare materials to benefit those in need. HERO is about Life and Giving - we do this by caring for the medically fragile, financially vulnerable and our environment.

  • A volume of 3,119 individuals and agencies served locally in 2012
  • Accept donations and redistribute wheel chairs, walkers, shower chairs, lift chairs, hospital beds, oxygen tubing, gloves, IV supplies, syringes, etc.
  • Environmentally friendly by promoting recycling through redistribution


HERO functions as a clearinghouse for redistribution of unused healthcare materials to medically fragile and financially vulnerable individuals in this community and the surrounding area.

HERO is open from 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Anyone can access health care supplies through HERO.

HERO functions as a resource to regional healthcare facilities in the effective recycling management of these perfectly usable materials.

HERO accepts donations of clean and gently used durable medical equipment in good working order from individuals and healthcare facilities. Medical supplies that are unopened or unused also are accepted.

HERO is unable to accept medications or prescriptions, or powered wheelchairs not in working order.

HERO is committed to providing those in need with access to much-needed healthcare equipment and supplies. Donated durable medical equipment, such as electric and hospital beds, shower chairs, walkers, wheelchairs, canes, crutches, bedside commodes, etc. are redisributed as available. HERO also provides additional supplies for incontinence, wound care and personal hygiene.

HERO has worked with more than 105 healthcare and social service agencies in 30 counties in North Dakota and 13 in Minnesota to provide supplies and equipment to those individuals who otherwise may go without them. In addition, for those supplies that are unable to be re-shelved in this country,


 

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Organization Info

Executive Director
Ty Hegland
Staff
2 part-time
3 full-time
Volunteers
170
Board Members and Affiliations
12
Year Formed
1996
Counties Served
Becker, MN
Clay, MN
Clearwater, MN
Mahnomen, MN
Norman, MN
Otter Tail, MN
Polk, MN
Ramsey, MN
Red Lake, MN
Wadena, MN
Wilkin, MN
Barnes, ND
Benson, ND
Bottineau, ND
Burleigh, ND
Cass, ND
Cavalier, ND
Emmons, ND
Grand Forks, ND
Grant, ND
Griggs, ND
Kidder, ND
LaMoure, ND
Logan, ND
McIntosh, ND
McLean, ND
Mercer, ND
Morton, ND
Nelson, ND
Pembina, ND
Pierce, ND
Ramsey, ND
Ransom, ND
Richland, ND
Rolette, ND
Sargent, ND
Sioux, ND
Stark, ND
Steele, ND
Stutsman, ND
Traill, ND
Walsh, ND
Ward, ND
Wells, ND
Meeting Frequency
Bi-monthly
Tax-Exempt Organization Type
501(c)3
IRS Exemption Letter
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Financial Info

Organization Files Form 990
Yes
Top Three Funding Sources
Contributions, Grants, and Service Fees
Last Financial Audit
2011
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Contact Info

Street Address
5012 53rd St. S., Suite C
Fargo, North Dakota (ND) 58104
Mailing Address
5012 53rd St S. Suite C
Fargo, North Dakota (ND) 58104
Phone
701-212-1921
Fax
888-629-2523
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Board Members

Chair: Andrew Hanson
Vice Chair: Brian Moe
Secretary: Sara Larson
Treasurer: Shawn Stuhaug

Members:

Darlene Berndt
Sue Cote
Bruce Davidson
Leah Fujimoto
Linda Lamb
Gary Lee
Ann Miller