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 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.
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.
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.
SENDING SHIPMENTS TO HAITI, JAMAICA, HONDURAS, PARAGUAY AND NICARAGUA OCTOBER 7-13, 2004.
In September and early October 2004, Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) received more than three tractor trailer loads of children's antibiotics and other medicines valued at over $48 million, to aid in the treatment and health of children and adults world wide. In particular, BBF is responding to needs as a result of the recent hurricanes.
Trailers will be loaded at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 6, 7 and 8.
On Wednesday, September 15th at 10 a.m. BBF will send a medical container for the people of Grenada, including a variety of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, at the request of the Grenada National Disaster Relief Committee and Food For The Poor.
BBF is also preparing to respond to needs in Jamaica.
Two shipments leave Pittsburgh Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Brother's Brother Foundation and B'nai B'rith International are sending close to $2.5 million of donated pharmaceuticals on Wednesday, August 4th from BBF's north side warehouse. A truck will be loaded after 2 p.m.
These donations include 26,000 bottles and tubes of antibiotics, cardiac mediations, pain relief, other medical supplies and will be air shipped to Paraguay with the help of LAN and Green Transport, Inc. who donated air shipping from Miami, Florida.
SHIPMENTS LOADING AT 10:00 A.M. AND 1:00 P.M.
The Brother's Brother Foundation continues to respond to urgent requests from the citizens of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A trailer load of requested pharmaceuticals (with a value of $1 million) was sent to the Dominican Republic on May 13th and will be arriving later this week. In the last four months Brother's Brother Foundation sent over $5.8 million in requested medicines to hospitals and clinics in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Included were cardiac, asthma, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medications as well as TB tests.
Brother's Brother Foundation, on Thursday, January 15th, will be sent over $700,000 in medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and a donation from Mine Safety Appliances, Pittsburgh, of face masks, construction head gear, visors and eye glass covers. This shipment also includes $400,000 in pediatric medicines donated by Mylan and King Pharmaceuticals and will be shipped free of charge by DHL Danzas Air and Ocean, Pittsburgh, and Air Ground Express, to New York for shipment overseas those in need in Iran.
Supplies sent to Romania, Moldova, Haiti, Liberia, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Argentina, Uruguay and El Salvador by mid-October
Brother's Brother Foundation and the Liberian Community Association of Pittsburgh, PA are requesting funds to send requested medical and educational supplies to war torn Liberia in West Africa. T. Momolu Massaquoi , President of the Liberian Community Association of Greater Pittsburgh and Luke Hingson, President of Brother's Brother Foundation make a joint appeal today to help victims of the twenty years of civil war in Liberia.