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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 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

Luke Hingson, President

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