All Donations, Big & Small
By Emily Umble
Brother’s Brother Foundation is well known for its large container shipments of medical supplies, medical equipment, and medicines in support of healthcare clinics and hospitals around the world. In addition to these large container shipments, our healthcare program also focuses on providing much-needed medicines to volunteers of organized medical mission trips, or Med-Surg trips. While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented many organizations from traveling internationally in 2021, we are seeing a rise in the number of Med-Surg aid requests in 2022. We are excited to reengage in these small, but mighty, donations made possible by our many pharmaceutical donors.
In a recent donation to Bellefield Presbyterian Church, volunteer and local Pittsburgh physician Dr. Richard Zimmerman, supplied a variety of medicines for treatment of diabetes and malaria patients in Guatemala. Our partnership with Dr. Zimmerman and his team dates to almost ten years to 2013. We appreciate the opportunity to provide continued support to organizations such as Bellefield Presbyterian due to its strengthening of sustained healthcare in poverty-stricken communities where access to basic medicines is greatly limited.
Year-to-date, Brother’s Brother has supported a total of 20 Med-Surg Trips to 14 different countries. Non-profit organizations interested in applying for Med-Surg aid can visit our website (www.brothersbrother.org) to obtain more information.