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AMBASSADORS FROM MALAWI AND ZAMBIA VISIT BBF
BBF was honored by visits from Ambassador Hawa Ndilowe from Malawi
and Ambassador Dr. Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika from Zambia in March
2009. In coordination with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, which
hosted the visiting Ambassadors, BBF was pleased to welcome these
representatives given BBF’s long history of work in both countries.
Ambassador Hawa Ndilowe was joined at BBF by Nora Goetz, Gary Goetz,
Jr. and Rev. M. Catherine Day of the Pittsburgh Presbytery, and Jillian
Wolstein and Yoav Hami of H.E.L.P. Malawi in Cleveland, Ohio. BBF
Trustees Roy Dorrance, Dr. Chip Lambert, Charles Stout, Dr. Seth Bekoe
and former Ambassador Daniel Simpson, all of whom are active in Malawi
and other locations in Africa, also visited with Ambassador Ndilowe.
Ambassador Dr. Mbikusita-Lewanika toured BBF’s warehouse and attended
a meeting of the College Club of Pittsburgh women’s organization as its guest
speaker. In 2008, BBF sent over $4.6 million in requested pharmaceuticals,
medical supplies, hospital beds and books to Malawi and over $478,000 of
such products to Zambia. BBF’s in-country partners Adventist Development & Relief Agency, Medical Benevolence Fund and United States Agency for
International Development all helped with shipping costs and distribution.
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
Luke Hingson, President