Brother's Brother Foundation
Click for directions to BBF. Brother's Brother Foundation
Connecting People's Resources with People's Needs







BBF Addresses
Directions to BBF Pittsburgh
Directions to BBF Virginia
View BBF's Privacy Policy
 

MEDICAL AIR SHIPMENTS TO CIVIL STRIFE AFFECTED KENYA, AFRICA AND TO PARAGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA.
March 7, 2008

This seven days, Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) sends $3,949,584 of medicines to Kenya where civil strife has left 500,000 homeless and killed over 1,000. The requested medicines include antibiotics, anti-diabetics and anti-hypertensives and will be distributed by BBF's implementing partner, Adventist Relief and Development Agency, to local hospitals in the affected area.

Requested medicines with a value of $1,938,566 are also being sent to the American Embassy in Asuncion , Paraguay for distribution to 14 hospitals. B'nai B'rith International and B'nai B'rith Paraguay are supporting this shipment with Brother's Brother Foundation. The requested medicines include anti-hypertensives and anti-diabetics.

BBF is a 56-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity with a newly opened warehouse in Fairfax, Virginia.  BBF has provided over 100,000 tons of medical supplies, textbooks, food, seeds, and other humanitarian supplies to people around the world in over 140 countries.  With the help of gifts from the general public, corporations and foundations, in 2013 BBF sent product contributions to those in need in 64 countries.  These shipments were the equivalent of 252 tractor trailer loads.  Also in 2013, BBF provided supplies for 321 medical and humanitarian hand-carry mission trips.  Within the last month the Virginia warehouse assisted with supplies for two containers to the affected countries in Africa.

Forbes Magazine highlighted BBF as one of only three charities with a 100% rating for both fundraising efficiency and charitable commitment of the 50 largest charities reviewed in November 2013.  The Better Business Bureau continues to give BBF its “Wise Giving Alliance Standards” seal of approval.  BBF achieved a 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator. 

Donations to assist with shipping costs are greatly appreciated. Credit card donations can be made by calling Brother's Brother Foundation at 412-321-3160. Checks should be made out to Brother's Brother Foundation and sent to:
Brother's Brother Foundation
1200 Galveston Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

For additional information, please contact:
Karen Dempsey, Vice President Development/Administration
kdempsey@brothersbrother.org

Luke Hingson, President
lhingson@brothersbrother.org

Watch us on Facebook! Click to donate to BBF.
BBF's Pittsburgh Location BBF's Virginia Location