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 nearly 2,000 local individuals annually along with 28 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 59 tons of medical items were kept from disposal in area landfills.