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, 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