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January 12, 2010

Brother's Brother's Brother Foundation is responding to the devastating earthquake which struck Haiti today. BBF is working with partner organizations Food For The Poor of Miami and the Pittsburgh-based Functional Literacy Ministries of Haiti to send needed relief supplies. BBF will send requested pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and other humanitarian relief goods in the coming days.

BBF has a 40 year history of relief work in Haiti and has sent requested materials as recently as December 30, 2009 which included pharmaceuticals, surgical instruments, wheelchairs, and face masks.

Functional Literacy Ministries of Haiti is a Christian nonprofit organization with the mission of empowering Haitians with education, health care and hope. FLM Haiti is planning a medical mission trip, with the help of BBF, which includes doctors and nurses from Pittsburgh going to Haiti January 23- February 1, 2010 if the situation permits.

Donations to assist this effort are appreciated and should be labeled as
"Haiti Earthquake".

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

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