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BROTHER’S BROTHER FOUNDATION and
PHILIPPINE AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY OF W. PA
TYPHOON HAIYAN/YOLANDA ASSISTANCE
December 17th, 2013
BBF continues to work with PAMS of W. PA to provide short term and long term assistance in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
1) Over 128,600 bottles/tubes of requested pharmaceuticals have been repackaged and shipped for door-to-door air delivery to individual clinics, hospitals and other charitable institutions on the islands of Samar, Cebu, Leyte, Bohol and Panay. These medications, including various antibiotics, malaria medications, bronchodilators, diabetes medications, beta blockers, diuretics, etc., are being sent in over 100 individual shipments.
2) BBF is loading a 40’ container of relief and medical supplies for shipment to Cebu with Gleaning For The World (Virginia) later this week. BBF expects another container to leave before year end.
3) BBF is providing requested pharmaceuticals for five volunteer medical mission teams working in the Philippines, many in the typhoon affected areas. These teams collectively include more than 150 physicians from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia and Texas. The teams have left since November 2013 or are leaving in January 2014.
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
Luke Hingson, President