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BROTHER'S BROTHER FOUNDATION SENDS FIRST OF 5 CONTAINERS TO HAITI
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 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.
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
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