Many volunteer groups, service groups, religious groups, elderly living centers, and more have been donating empty prescription pill bottles to HERO for years. These went to a specific organization that was able to reuse them overseas through medical missions.
The organization no longer has a need for them and HERO has no other outlet for the empty bottles. However, they are recyclable in some areas. Please check with your local recycling center for rules and regulations on plastic donations.
We thank you for all the dedication over the years and hope we can continue our partnership in other ways. To learn what we can accept as healthcare supplies and medical equipment donations, please click here.
Hello. My name is Ty Hegland and recently I accepted the position of Executive Director of HERO.
For seven years, I’ve been a non-profit executive in the Fargo-Moorhead Region. During this period, I’ve been able to watch the progress of HERO and have been thoroughly impressed by its mission, staff, and dedicated volunteers.
Combined with its reach on both a local and global scale, I believe HERO has positioned itself to be a driving force in both the non-profit health care and environmental sectors, and as the Executive Director I hope to build upon the progress that has been made in recent years. I am excited to begin this new role and look forward to getting to know all of you.
More about Ty
Favorite Birthday Treat
Will power, curiosity, adaptability, prior experience (life & professional), & interpersonal skills.
- MBA – University of Mary
- B.S. Psychology – NDSU
- “M.R. – Masters of Ranching” – Hegland Ranch
Hobbies & Interests
- Freelance writing
- Fly fishing
Most memorable vacation
Any vacation involving Hadley, my daughter, and mountains.
You can help Turn Your World RED with a Giving Heart for HERO. In the past, we haven’t had any outside events going on during Giving Hearts Day.
This year, we’re asking for your help!
If you want to help spread the word about giving to HERO on Giving Hearts Day by having a teeter-totter-a-thon, walking near 13th avenue in Fargo with sandwich boards, or hosting a bake sale on Giving Hearts Day (Feb. 14th), we’re looking for you!
We need groups of people who want to put together mini events throughout the community to help promote HERO on Feb. 14.
If you’d like to put a group together, you can become a “GHD Team Leader”. This simply means, you’ll be in direct contact with Margot, our Communications Director, and she’ll be able to help you get organized and have a successful day!
To learn more about becoming a Giving Hearts Day Team Leader, contact Margot at margot@HEROFargo.org or call 701-212-1921.
Learn more about Giving Hearts Day.
This past December, Essentia Health and Sanford Health Clinics in Detroit Lakes, MN hosted an equipment drive for our organization.
We’ve tallied up the numbers, and together, they collected 350 pounds of healthcare supplies and medical equipment!
A big thank you goes out to Essentia and Sanford for putting this drive together. We’d also like to thank the Detroit Lakes community and anyone who had supplies to donate.
What you were able to do in just 19 days will be daily assistance for the families, kids, individuals, and seniors who will receive these supplies. Thank you for being our hero and being a hero for those in our community.