HERO collects and redistributes donated healthcare materials to benefit those in need, locally and globally.
HERO's purpose is to save useful medical supplies, discarded by health care facilities, from the local landfills and incinerators and instead get them to people who need them. Initially 90% of the items were sent to third world medical missions. Today HERO supports over 3,000 local individuals annually along with 33 medical missions.
Items available at HERO include walkers, wheelchairs, safety bars, wound care and personal hygiene products. This reuse program has made many lives cleaner,safer and more comfortable for both the patient and the caretaker. Additionally, 156,000 pounds of medical items were kept from disposal in area landfills.