On November 13, 2017, BBF loaded four tractor-trailer loads of requested medical supplies for Puerto Rico. One from BBF’s Pittsburgh location and three from BBF’s Baltimore location for distribution by the local Blue Cross Blue Shield, Triple-S Management Corporation, in Puerto Rico.
BBF is continuing its partnership with the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, local Blue Cross Blue Shield groups, Highmark, and others to respond to the devastation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, BBF has provided or arranged the delivery of eight ocean-going container loads of humanitarian supplies for St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 19 ocean-going container loads of food, water and humanitarian supplies to Puerto Rico, 11 tractor-trailer loads of air lifted medical supplies to Puerto Rico and smaller medical shipments by air to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
BBF has also provided or arranged delivery for 29 tractor trailer loads of humanitarian relief and medical supplies to the people in Texas and Florida after hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
BBF anticipates sending requested medical supplies and humanitarian assistance to partners in the affected area as soon as possible. BBF President, Luke Hingson reminds all, “BBF has a policy during disasters that clearly states 100% of disaster funds go toe help people in the disaster area.”
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