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BROTHER'S BROTHER FOUNDATION SENDS 9th and 10th SHIPMENTS ON FEBRUARY 16th of REQUESTED RELIEF SUPPLIES to HAITI
February 16, 2010

Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) is responding with partner agencies Food For The Poor of Miami, Medical Benevolence Foundation of Houston and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010.

To date BBF has made four air shipments and eight tractor trailer (ocean-going container) shipments of pharmaceuticals and relief supplies. The ninth tractor trailer will load on Tuesday, February 16 th at 10:00 am with pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. A tenth shipment of requested hygiene supplies is scheduled to load at 11:00 am on Tuesday . Four container-loads of baby food donated by Bay Valley Foods will leave the Pittsburgh area later this week. BBF has provided pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for hand-carry mission trips to Haiti by 5 separate medical mission teams.

BBF expects to ship more than 25 ocean-going container loads of pharmaceuticals (240,000 bottle/tubes of antibiotics, pain relievers and other medicine) and other needed relief supplies, including hygiene kits and 50,000 pairs of new shoes, through mid-March. The value of these donations will exceed $27,000,000. Donors of these supplies include Mine Safety Appliances, Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Crocs Shoes and Bay Valley Foods. Over $17,000,000 of products were donated by companies headquartered in Pennsylvania.

BBF's Medical Director, Dr. Chip Lambert plans to return to Haiti in two weeks where he will continue to assist with relief effort.

BBF is receiving monetary donations to help with shipping costs. You can securely donate online at www.brothersbrother.org using a credit card or you can send a check payable to Brother's Brother Foundation. Please note on your donation that it is for the Haiti earthquake relief fund. Please call BBF's office at 412-321-3160 with any questions.

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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