BBF working with Gleaning For The World (GFTW) out of Richmond, Virginia following the effects of Hurricane Harvey in the United States. GFTW, with the help of BBF, has positioned seven tractor trailer loads of cleaning supplies, thermo-blankets, and bottled water to be sent to nonprofits located in Dallas and Houston, Texas. Based on continuing needs, additional tractor trailer loads will follow. BBF is working with colleague charity Medical Bridges based in Houston, Texas. BBF is sending truck loads of medical supplies including pallets of face masks to Medical Bridges later this week from the BBF warehouse in Pittsburgh. Donated funds will be used to pay for shipping and to purchase other relief supplies.
Hurricane Harvey-Specific Donations:
In response to Hurricane Harvey, BBF is currently requesting either monetary donations to help with shipping costs and bulk purchases of relief supplies or educational supply donations including:
– new writing pads or loose-leaf paper
– 24-count boxes of crayons
– 2-inch erasers
– unsharpened pencils
– hand held pencil sharpeners
– child-safe scissors
All donations from in-school collections for Hurricane Harvey response should be placed in 5-gallon buckets (lids included).
(buckets can be purchased at 84-Lumber, Home Depot, LOWES and Walmart).
School supplies will be received by BBF for this effort until October 31,2017.
Hurricane Harvey donations can be dropped off at 1200 Galveston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233 or at 2730 Prosperity Ave., Suite 110, Fairfax, VA 22031
Monetary donations can be mailed to 1200 Galveston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233, called in to 412-321-3160, or submitted via the form linked below.