Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) in partnership with The Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) Ukraine Relief Response Timeline￼
February 28th – Support for Mobile Clinic and Medical Teams operating in Ukraine. Assessment of needs of refugees arriving in Poland and Romania.
March 5th – BBF and PTC launch drive to raise $250,000 for BBF’s Ukraine Relief response.
March 7th – Eden Hall Foundation gives $100,000 grant toward relief efforts. Initial $250,000 target surpassed through institutional and individual donations.
March 9th – Allegheny Health Network donated shipment of 72 Pallets of wound care supplies and medications are sent via air and ground to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health in Lviv, Ukraine.
March 11th – BBF launches drive to have volunteers assemble hygiene kits and provide blankets for refugees on Polish and Romanian borders.
March 15th – BBF establishes direct relationship with Salvation Army team in Poland to receive and distribute supplies to refugee reception centers and take them into Ukraine as needed.
March 25th – PTC arranges call for membership with Ukrainian Embassy staff and BBF.
March 29th – Giant Eagle donated shipment of 25 Pallets of baby food, wipes, diapers, soap, toothbrushes/toothpaste, bandages, granola/grain bars, and feminine hygiene products are sent via air to Warsaw, Poland. They are distributed to refugees at reception centers in Poland and internally displaced persons in Lviv, Ukriane.
Highmark donates mobile X-Ray machine for use in hospitals in Ukraine and Grane Rx., donates medications.
Community support for relief work continues to grow with hospital systems such as Excela and Butler Health, along with other institutions and individuals, joining the efforts PTC member firms such as Mathews International make substantial donations.
March 31st – Ukraine Relief Fund tops $750,000 – with over 3,600 separate donations.
UPMC volunteer team assembles 175 hygiene kits at BBF.
April 1st – BBF works with team of neurologists from Boston Children’s Hospital and the Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital to provide critically needed epilepsy medications and supplies to children at hospitals in Ukraine. These medicines are either in short supply or are virtually non-existent due to the challenging conditions on the ground.
April 5th – Individual Volunteers at BBF. BBF supports One Humanity Institute’s House of Hope project to rehab 5 apartments for Ukrainian Refugees outside the notorious Auschwitz Refugee Camp. Brian Kennedy SVP Operations and Government Affairs from the PTC goes to Poland to volunteer for the project.
April 6th – BBF air ships 18 pallets of soap, wipes, hygiene and personal supplies, bandages, disinfectants, hand-sanitizer, and assorted products donated by DT Care.
April 8th – University of Pittsburgh Football team volunteers at BBF.
Brian Kennedy and House of Hope team visit Polish / Ukrainian border and evaluate refugee reception areas and potential opportunities for collaboration.
April 10th – Ghost of Ukraine lecture / recital fundraiser at Chatham University for BBF’s Ukraine Relief efforts.
April 12th – EEG machine donated in London through neurology connection. Awaiting final parts for shipment to hospitals in Ukraine by BBF.
Vagus Nerve Simulator tablet donated by Mayo Clinic for epilepsy management at Children’s Hospital in Lviv. BBF will ship with other supplies to the hospital.
April 13th – Individual volunteers and volunteer groups from Arconic/Alcoa at BBF.
April 14th – BBF air ships 13 pallets of MRE (Meals, Ready-to-Eat) with 5 donated by the Salvation Army and 8 by DT Care.
April 14th – Allegheny County and City of Pittsburgh launch hygiene kit drive for BBF. Donations for BBF’s relief efforts near $1,700,000 and number of donors are over 4,000.
BBF puts in order for 100 wound VAC systems in Europe at near cost prices for delivery to hospitals in Ukraine. Relationship stemmed from Boca Raton neurologist’s personal connection with Private Equity firm involved with equipment manufacturer.
Upsher-Smith donating epilepsy medications for Children’s Hospital in Lviv.
BBF planning fundraiser in New York through same relationship. Invitees will include hedge funds, other institutions, and individuals with tables prices at $10,000 each. 3
April 15th – BBF partnering with Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church and UPMC to acquire supplies and equipment through UPMC’s relationship with Owens and Minor. UPMC will be donating supplies and equipment also.
April 18th – Pittsburgh Pirates join Ukraine relief effort by providing all 50/50 receipts and donations to Pirate Charities for games from 04/13 – 04/17. BBF President speaks at Pirates pregame show at the PNC Park on 04/17 and is also interviewed by AT&T Sports net.
April 20th – BBF contacted Smith + Nephew to purchase Negative Pressure Wound Therapy systems in Ukraine through Optima Trading. These would be provided to various hospitals in conflict affected areas in Ukraine.
Donations to BBF for Ukraine relief efforts expected to be over $2,000,000 by end of week.
Giant Eagle prepares to finalize offer of second humanitarian relief shipment to BBF.
April 21st – Stand for Ukraine Concert under the direction of Pauline Rovkah, Artistic and Piano Program Director at Chatham University, and in collaboration with musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, to fundraise for BBF’s relief efforts.
Six pallets of medical supplies being sent to the Children’s Hospital in Lviv. Additional supplies to be sent thereafter.
April 25th – Portable X-Ray machine plus sixteen pallets of medical supplies and equipment to be sent to Ukrainian MOH in Lviv for distribution to Kyiv and other locations.
April 28th – 17 Pallet of medical supplies and equipment to be sent to MOH in Lviv for further distribution.
May 3rd – 1 Pallet of epilepsy medications plus 5 pallets of medical supplies and equipment to be sent to Children’s Hospital in Lviv.
May 10th – In collaboration with Father Jason Charron and the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church and UPMC, 20 Pallets of medical supplies and equipment to be sent to military hospitals in Ukraine.
May 21st – Pittsburgh Hires Veterans bike ride – BBF to speak at the event following founder and former PA Auditor General Jack Wagner’s visit to the org. A portion of the donations will go to BBF’s relief efforts along with a generous donation they have already made.