Four Brother’s Brother Foundation medical containers arrived in Sierra Leone and Liberia in August 2014 and are now in the process of being distributed. These shipments include priority items of liquid soap, disinfectants, gloves, masks, personal protective equipment (P.P.E.) and general medical supplies. Receiving facilities include the Ebola treatment centers of Kenema and Connaught in Sierra Leone and Elwa and Phebe Hospitals in Liberia. Two more shipments are en route for Liberia and Sierra Leone and additional shipments are planned for September 2014.
Over the past three years Brother’s Brother Foundation provided over 20 tractor trailer loads of medical supplies and simple medical equipment to hospitals and clinics in Sierra Leone (53) and Liberia (20). Many of these hospitals are now treating Ebola patients. Several have lost medical staff (died or in quarantine) due to Ebola.
July 8, 2014
On Thursday, July 10, 2014 Hope for Lives in Sierra Leone in Germantown, MD and Brother’s Brother Foundation in Merrifield, VA and Pittsburgh, PA will finish loading a donated container of medical supplies and equipment for Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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.
Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) is working with colleague agency Food for the Poor out of Miami, FL to provide assistance to the 800,000 people in Haiti affected by Hurricanes Gustave, Hanna, and Ike.
Brother's Brother Foundation is responding to a request for help and sending the first of five cargo containers to Port Au Prince, Haiti on Monday, September 15, 2008. Medical equipment and pharmaceuticals that include antibiotics, hypertensives, anti-epileptics and diabetes medications will leave from BBF's north side warehouse.
Mr. Jack Farrell, formerly with McGraw-Hill Publishing who currently manages the activities of American Associations of Publishers (AAP), Medical Group, contacted BBF's Education Coordinator, Carol Taylor, with a project to send books to 20 medical colleges in Iraq . This project of AAP came at the request of Dr. Abdul Hadi Al Khalili, the U.S. Iraq Cultural Attaché. A list of the most needed books from numerous medical book publishers was created. Mr. Farrell sent out requests to potential donors and asked that they forward any contributions to Brother's Brother Foundation.
This seven days, Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) sends $3,949,584 of medicines to Kenya where civil strife has left 500,000 homeless and killed over 1,000. The requested medicines include antibiotics, anti-diabetics and anti-hypertensives and will be distributed by BBF's implementing partner, Adventist Relief and Development Agency, to local hospitals in the affected area.
Requested medicines with a value of $1,938,566 are also being sent to the American Embassy in Asuncion , Paraguay for distribution to 14 hospitals.
Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) is sending requested pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and other relief supplies to 13 countries including hurricane struck Jamaica , Honduras and Nicaragua as well as earthquake damaged Peru . A shipment of medical equipment and supplies with a value of over $150,000 loads for Nyadire Hospital , Zimbabwe on Monday, September 24 , 2007 from 9:00-11:00 am . This shipment includes surgical instruments and Crocs shoes and is sponsored by The Nyadire Connection of Christ United Methodist Church , Bethel Park , PA .
Brother's Brother Foundation was honored on September 21 by Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, with the Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) award. The award ceremony, held at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, DC, acknowledged BBF's efficient and effective relief efforts following the earthquake that devastated Pakistan nearly a year ago, leaving over three million people without medical aid, shelter, food and water. BBF President, Luke L.
BROTHER'S BROTHER FOUNDATION PROVIDES $400,000 IN REQUESTED PEDIATRIC ANTIBIOTICS AND HYPERTENSIVE MEDICATIONS TO THOSE IN NEED IN LEBANON .
During the month of May 2006, Brother's Brother Foundation provided 50 tractor trailer load shipments to those in need in Albania, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nicaragua, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Senegal and Uganda. These donated items exceed 1,200,00 pounds in weigh. Include were anti- convulsives, antidepressants, anti-hypertensives and allergy medications that totaled 300,000 bottles as well as hospital beds and medical supplies.
Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) is sending a second air shipment of requested pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to Pakistan following the devastating Asian earthquake on October 8, 2005. These requested donations are being sent in cooperation with Operation USA and Islamic Relief; both groups are headquartered in California. The truck will be loaded at BBF's north side warehouse Wednesday, November 9th from 2:15-3:00 pm and will contain pediatric and adult antibiotics with a value over $2,000,000.
Brother's Brother Foundation is sending additional shipments of pediatric antibiotics valued at over $3,000,000 to 24 different clinics in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi today in response to Hurricane Katrina and Rita. This is a second shipment of antibiotics to clinics in the hurricane affected area. The first shipment of antibiotics valued at over $500,000 was sent in early September via DHL to 21 additional clinics.
Brother's Brother Foundation working with Life for Relief and Development in Pakistan and Afghanistan will respond to requests for assistance for those in need following the massive earthquake in South and Central Asia. BBF in collaboration with the Sri Venkateswara Temple (Pittsburgh, PA) will coordinate a response to those in need in India. BBF plans to send requested pharmaceuticals and other resources as soon as arrangements are completed.
Since September 2, 2005 - BBF has shipped new clothing donated by American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (value $4,000); 10,000 pairs of new shoes donated by CROCS, Inc. (value $100,000); medicines donated by pharmaceutical companies Watson, Mylan and King (value $1,500,000); new clothing donated by PSSI Stadium Corp. (value $10,000); and other miscellaneous clothing and supplies from local donors (value $10,000).
On Friday, September 2, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., BBF is shipping 12 pallets of new clothing, kid's kits and plastic drinking cups for use by Hurricane Katrina survivors. Half of the shipment is going to Atlanta for distribution via the Church of Latter Day Saints and the other half through the United Methodist Distribution Center in Baldwin, Louisiana. Transportation for September 2nd shipments is being handled by South Hills Movers of Bethel Park, PA. A shipment of 5,000 pairs of new CROCS shoes leaves for Atlanta later this week.
June 14 2005 - BBF received a generous
inflow of cash and gifts-in-kind donations beginning in December 2004 following
the tsunami. These projects including the building of schools and clinics
in tsunami affected areas. Brother's Brother greatly appreciates your donations,
please continue to help us help others.
Schools in the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) and their students throughout Connecticut raised close to a quarter million dollars to rebuild a school in Sri Lanka, the area hit hardest by the tsunami. Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) has pledged to match these funds dollar for dollar. Contributions to BBF's tsunami relief work included gifts from students, parents, staff and administrators of over 30 educational facilities in western Pennsylvania.
Brother's Brother Foundation recently sent five containers with a value over $8.5 million as part of a total of 22 tractor trailer loads of requested materials to Indonesia. These five shipments contained tuna fish and baby food (a donation from H.J. Heinz) and children's antibiotics (Lorabid). BBF, in cooperation with Food For The Poor, sent these containers as part of their response to the December 2004 tsunami needs. BBF has sent more than 40 tractor trailer loads of requested pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to victims of the tsunami.
On Wednesday, February 2nd at 3:00 p.m., Brother's Brother Foundation is sending a shipment of pharmaceuticals to Indonesia. Three more shipments will leave BBF's warehouse on Thursday, February 3rd. A truck will load at 10:00 a.m. for Sri Lank and at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. trucks will load for Indonesia. These shipments will include antibiotic, anti-malarial, anti fungal and antiviral drugs as well as pain relievers, muscle relaxants and medicines to treat diarrhea and urinary tract infections. The value of these four shipments is approximately $25,000,000.