BROTHER’S BROTHER FOUNDATION (BBF)
RESPONDS TO EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA
June 27, 2014
On Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:30 am Dr. Karen and Dr. Tom Asher will be at BBF’s Northside warehouse to pick up donations of protective gear – gloves, face masks and hospital gowns – for shipment to the Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone (CHASL), in response to requests for assistance related to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Both physicians have served as medical missionaries in Sierra Leone with CHASL and West Africa Education Medical Mission since 2008. They have served in 12 hospitals and multiple clinics throughout Sierra Leone.
A 40-foot container shipment will be sent from BBF Pittsburgh in July with additional gowns, gloves, masks, soap and other requested supplies. A third shipment leaves BBF Virginia in late July/early August for Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Over the past three and one half years BBF has provided over 73 containers of supplies and simple medical equipment for use among 200 hospitals and clinics in Africa, including 30 medical facilities in Sierra Leone and Liberia, two countries experiencing the deadly outbreak.