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BROTHER'S BROTHER FOUNDATION SENDS FIRST OF 5 CONTAINERS TO HAITI
September 12, 2008

Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) is working with colleague agency Food for the Poor out of Miami, FL to provide assistance to the 800,000 people in Haiti affected by Hurricanes Gustave, Hanna, and Ike.

Brother's Brother Foundation is responding to a request for help and sending the first of five cargo containers to Port Au Prince, Haiti on Monday, September 15, 2008. Medical equipment and pharmaceuticals that include antibiotics, hypertensives, anti-epileptics and diabetes medications will leave from BBF's north side warehouse. The value of this donation is approximately $5,035,000. A second medical container will include hypertensives, anti-epileptics and antibiotics with a value over $4,000,000. A container of Crocs shoes and other humanitarian supplies will leave Pittsburgh on Tuesday, September 16 th . Two additional containers will be sent in the next few weeks. BBF anticipates additional requests for donations of medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and other humanitarian aid.

BBF, a 56-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity, has provided over
$4 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 2013 BBF sent product contributions to those in need in 64 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 252 tractor trailer loads.  Also in 2013, BBF provided supplies for 321 medical and humanitarian
hand-carry mission trips.

Forbes Magazine highlighted BBF as one of only three charities with a 100% rating for both fundraising efficiency and charitable commitment, November 2013. The Better Business Bureau continues to give BBF its “Wise Giving Alliance Standards” seal of approval.

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

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