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, a 56-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity, has provided over $3.5 billion 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 2012 BBF sent product contributions to those in need in 66 countries including Burundi, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Liberia, Nicaragua, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Zambia. These shipments were the equivalent of 297 tractor trailer loads. Also in 2012, BBF provided supplies for 274 medical and humanitarian hand-carry mission trips.
Forbes Magazine highlighted BBF as one of five all-star charities in its November 2012 listing of the top 100 U.S. Charities, with a 100% rating for fundraising efficiency and charitable commitment. The Better Business Bureau continues to give BBF its “Wise Giving Alliance Standards” seal of approval.
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