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BROTHER’S BROTHER FOUNDATION RESPONDS
TO NEEDS FOLLOWING HURRICANE SANDY
October 29, 2012

Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) is helping to send four tractor trailer load of assistance to those in need due to Hurricane Sandy.  BBF is working with Gleaning For The World (GFTW) which is ready to be on the scene as soon as it is safe to be there.  GFTW will be packing and sending out trucks this morning to aid in the relief efforts in the North East.  In response to the expected damage, GFTW is sending non-perishables, water and blankets to be distributed.  BBF is requesting only financial support (no clothing or food) to send additional emergency aid as quickly as possible.  BBF, working with GFTW, has sent 28 tractor trailer loads of requested donations following recent weather-related disasters in the United States during the last year.

If mailing a donation, please designate it to:

Brother's Brother Foundation –US Hurricane Relief
1200 Galveston Ave. Pittsburgh, PA  15233

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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