BROTHER’S BROTHER FOUNDATION WITH
GLEANING FOR THE WORLD RESPONDING TO THE
RECENT FLOODS IN THE EASTERN U.S.
September 9, 2011
Brother's Brother Foundation working with Gleaning For the World and other partner organizations are responding to requests for help in the aftermath of floods in the Eastern U.S. Gleaning For the World in Lynchburg, Virginia will serve as a local charity distributor of Brother’s Brother Foundation resources to assist those affected. Gleaning For the World provides food, humanitarian supplies and other items to those in need around the world. Currently, Gleaning For the World is shipping requested supplies including bottled water, disaster blankets, cleaning products and baby food to those in need in Bloomsburg and Harrisburg, PA. BBF is assisting with the costs of shipping requested supplies to flood damaged regions in the Eastern United States including Pennsylvania. Within the last week BBF and Gleaning for the World have sent 10 tractor trailer loads of requested supplies, helping flood victims in Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania.
BBF, a 56-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity, has provided over $3.5 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 2012 BBF sent product contributions to those in need in 66 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 297 tractor trailer loads. Also in 2012, BBF provided supplies for 274 medical and humanitarian hand-carry mission trips.
Forbes Magazine highlighted BBF as one of five all-star charities in its November 2012 listing of the top 100 U.S. Charities, with a 100% rating for fundraising efficiency and charitable commitment. 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 @ 412-237-2324 or email: email@example.com
Luke Hingson, President @ 412-237-2320 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org