Brother’s Brother Foundation Reacts to Haiti Earthquake

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Article by Liam Carstens

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In the early morning hours of August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Tiburon Peninsula in southwestern Haiti. The earthquake struck 5 miles southeast of the city of Petit Trou-de-Nippes, which is located about 80 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. This catastrophe resulted in more than 2,200 deaths and 12,200 injuries (as of September 1, 2021).

Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) is working with our long-standing partner Food for the Poor (FFTP) to respond to 2.2 million residents (about the population of New Mexico) who are victims of the destruction. BBF has worked in Haiti for decades and we continue the commitment with all our partners throughout the country to providing long-term support for communities continuing to recover from the extensive damage and loss of life. BBF’s initial action with FFTP was sending critically needed first aid and medications by air-shipments to those affected by this devastating event. The first air-shipment was followed by a container shipment of medicines, health, safety equipment, as well as additional humanitarian supplies which were requested. In addition to FFTP, BBF worked with Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) to restock medical supplies and pharmaceuticals distributed in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.

We extend our deepest, heartfelt gratitude to those who have supported BBF’s work in Haiti. 100% of all cash contributions to BBF designated for “Haiti Relief” will continue to go towards ongoing recovery and rebuilding projects.

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Article by Liam Carstens

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In the early morning hours of August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Tiburon Peninsula in southwestern Haiti. The earthquake struck 5 miles southeast of the city of Petit Trou-de-Nippes, which is located about 80 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. This catastrophe resulted in more than 2,200 deaths and 12,200 injuries (as of September 1, 2021).

Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) is working with our long-standing partner Food for the Poor (FFTP) to respond to 2.2 million residents (about the population of New Mexico) who are victims of the destruction. BBF has worked in Haiti for decades and we continue the commitment with all our partners throughout the country to providing long-term support for communities continuing to recover from the extensive damage and loss of life. BBF’s initial action with FFTP was sending critically needed first aid and medications by air-shipments to those affected by this devastating event. The first air-shipment was followed by a container shipment of medicines, health, safety equipment, as well as additional humanitarian supplies which were requested. In addition to FFTP, BBF worked with Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) to restock medical supplies and pharmaceuticals distributed in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.

We extend our deepest, heartfelt gratitude to those who have supported BBF’s work in Haiti. 100% of all cash contributions to BBF designated for “Haiti Relief” will continue to go towards ongoing recovery and rebuilding projects.

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