BBF Responds to Indonesian Earthquake & Tsunami in Palu

Brother’s Brother Foundation, working with members of the Indonesian Community in Pittsburgh will be responding to help those affected by Saturday’s Earthquake and Tsunami on the island of Sulawesi. Members of the Indonesian Community with direct connections and strong ties to the affected area are advising BBF.

Medical professionals and Indonesian Student associations at multiple universities living in the Pittsburgh Region are also providing communication support to organizations on the ground. Potential partners including local disaster response NGOs and a local hospitals on the island of Sulawesi are being contacted, with offers of support. Members of the Indonesian Young Health Professionals’ Society are generously sharing updates from the field.

BBF, a 60-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity, has provided over 105,400 tons of medical supplies, textbooks, food, seeds, and other humanitarian supplies to people around the world in over 149 countries. With the help of gifts from the general public, corporations and foundations, in 2017 BBF sent product contributions to those in need in 58 countries. These shipments were the equivalent of 113 tractor trailer loads. In 2017 BBF also provided medicine and supplies for 343 hand-carry mission trips.

Forbes Magazine highlighted BBF with a 100% rating for both fundraising efficiency and charitable commitment of the 50 largest charities reviewed in 2017. The Better Business Bureau continues to give BBF its “Wise Giving Alliance Standards” seal of approval.

Donations to assist with relief efforts are greatly appreciated. Credit card donations can be made here or by calling BBF at 412-321-3160. Checks should be made to the Brother’s Brother Foundation and sent to:

Brother’s Brother Foundation, Indonesia
1200 Galveston Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

For additional information about this news advisory or other media inquiries please contact Ozzy Samad, President or Karen Dempsey, Vice President Development/Administration, at 412-321-3160 or