HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization

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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.


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  over 3,000 individuals and agencies served locally in 2014
  • 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 Fargo is open from 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. HERO Moorhead is open 10:00 to 6:00 PM 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
4 part-time
5 full-time
Board Members and Affiliations
Year Formed
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
Tax-Exempt Organization Type
IRS Exemption Letter

Financial Info

Organization Files Form 990
Top Three Funding Sources
Contributions, Grants, and Service Fees
Last Financial Audit
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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
(701) 356-4376
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Board Members

Chair: Brian Moe
Vice Chair: Ann Miller
Secretary: Sue Cote
Treasurer: Terry Kraft


Darlene Berndt
Bruce Davidson
Brandi Rostad
Greg LaFrancois
Rick Melbye
Gary Lee
Ann Miller
Shawn Stuhaug