Pittsburgh, March 2, 2000 - Brother's
Brother Foundation is appealing for cash contributions to aid people
affected by torrential rains and flooding in four countries in southern
Africa. Flooding has left thousands dead and a million people homeless
in Mozambique, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
Checks and financial contributions should be marked "African flood" to indicate that the donation is to be applied to these efforts.
Contributions may be made to:
Brother's Brother Foundation/African
1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 3005
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Brother's Brother Foundation is working with a number of local charities in southern Africa. Dr. Robert Hingson, founder of BBF, began his humanitarian efforts in Africa in 1958. BBF will channel resources through Baptist World Aid, and other charitable and relief agencies in the affected countries as resources become available.
Brother's Brother is NOT accepting clothing or canned goods from individuals for this relief effort. Donations of money will be used to send or purchase specific, vital supplies requested by BBF's partner agencies in Southern Africa.
Brother's Brother Foundation is a 42-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity which has provided 63,000 tons of medical supplies, textbooks, food, seed and other humanitarian supplies to those in need in over 100 countries since 1958. BBF has responded to five disasters over the past year: Hurricane Mitch in Central America, the conflict in Kosovo, earthquakes in Turkey in August and November, and devastating mudslides in Venezuela in December. To date, over 1,350 tons of relief supplies have been sent by the BBF to the survivors of these disasters.
CONTACT: MICHELE FONDA or LUKE HINGSON
1501 REEDSDALE STREET, SUITE 3005
PITTSBURGH, PA 15233