BBF Continues to Respond to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10:00 am Brother’s Brother Foundation will load another donated container of medical supplies and equipment for hospitals and clinics in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The shipment will be loaded at BBF’s Northside warehouse at 1200 Galveston Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.  The shipment includes a large number of face masks, protective gowns and protective gloves as well as disinfectant and general medical supplies to support medical facilities in Sierra Leone that are coping with the Ebola outbreak.  The shipment includes donated supplies from area hospitals and University of Maryland Medical Center.

At least three more 40-foot container shipments will be sent by BBF Pittsburgh in October with additional gowns, gloves, masks, soap and other requested supplies.  Three containers were sent earlier this month from Texas and Virginia.  Over the past three and one half years BBF has sent 80 containers of supplies and simple medical equipment (almost 500 tons) for use among 220 hospitals and clinics in Africa, including 73 medical facilities in Sierra Leone and Liberia.