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BROTHER'S BROTHER FOUNDATION PRESENTS SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS TO THREE PHARMACEUTICAL DONORS
March 2009


Left to right: Teva VP Global Supply Chain Operations Lance Kann, President Teva North America William Marth, BBF President Luke Hingson and BBF Trustee Robert Verscharen


Left to right: Teva Manager Inventory Control Joseph Cunliffe, BBF Trustee Robert Verscharen, Teva VP Global Supply Chain Operations Lance Kann, BBF President Luke Hingson, Teva Sr. Directory Patrik Latin, Teva Sr. Manager Jeffrey Borden

In March, 2009, BBF President Luke Hingson accompanied by BBF Trustee Robert Versharen traveled to three pharmaceutical companies to present them with special recognitions for their significant product contributions. The three companies recognized were Impax Laboratories, Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA and Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Thanks to the many generous donations of medicines from these companies, Brother's Brother Foundation has been able to help supply hospitals, clinics and hand-held mission trips world-wide with the supplies they need to treat patients who would have otherwise gone without.

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

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