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August 6, 2014

On Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) will load four containers of requested medical and educational supplies at the Northside warehouse, 1200 Galveston Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. 

One shipment will be a 20’ ocean-going container of requested pharmaceuticals (43,143 bottles) with BBF partner Food For The Poor to the Order of Malta in the Dominican Republic. This shipment will include antibiotics, as well as cardiac, hypertension and diabetes medications.  A 40’ ocean-going container filled with requested pharmaceuticals (36,853 bottles), medical supplies and equipment will be shipped with Food For The Poor to Haiti. This shipment will also include antibiotics, as well as cardiac, hypertension and diabetes medications.

Two 40’ ocean-going containers of new textbooks from McGraw-Hill Companies will be shipped to Rwanda for distribution by ADRA International.  These two shipments weigh 42 tons and contain 81,000 higher education books and 16,339 primary level books.

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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