Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) is responding to the devastation caused by hurricane Sally and the catastrophic wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington. BBF is working with local organizations in the affected areas to help address the needs of community members whose lives have been tragically impacted by these ongoing calamities.
North-Side Pittsburgh based Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) is sending relief supplies for those affected by Hurricane Laura in the city of Shreveport and the greater Louisiana and Texas regions. BBF has made an offer of 50,000 face masks, 26,500 pairs of exam gloves, and 2,707 hard hats, along with cleaning supplies, directly to the office of Mayor Adrian Perkins. We are very grateful to Mayor Perkins and his staff for their quick response in working with BBF.
North-Side Pittsburgh based Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF), in collaboration with MedWish International in Cleveland, Ohio and Life for Relief and Development of Southfield, Michigan, is sending relief supplies for those affected by the recent devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
I’ll start again by wishing everyone well as we continue working through the trials and tribulations of life in the age of COVID-19. You’ll be pleased to know that BBF has expanded its response to the pandemic by providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to a widening array of partners primarily serving the most vulnerable members of our community. These efforts complement an actual year over year increase in our normal relief work thanks to the unrelenting work of dedicated staff members and your invaluable support.
BBF has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to our partners here at home, nationally and around the world. As a PA VOAD (Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster), we are working closely with local government agencies, major healthcare providers and front-line responders in the greater Pittsburgh region. In addition to hospitals, these local efforts focus on clinics serving the underprivileged and often homeless or otherwise in need members of society. We are also prepared to provide equipment, supplies, and hospital beds as requested.
I hope this letter finds you well as we all continue to work around the challenges of daily life in these unprecedented times.
As BBF continues to respond to the COVID-19 crisis by supporting healthcare partners in many geographic areas, our primary focus now is on assisting local front-line healthcare providers who care for the underserved and vulnerable members of the community. The need for PPE (personal protection equipment) that was originally centered around major health systems and hospitals, is most apparent in these neighborhood care facilities.
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded across the world, UPMC faced a unique set of challenges as one of the only academic medical centers managing and operating hospitals internationally. With operations in China, Italy, Ireland and the U.S., it was critical for the health system to ensure adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for its health care workers and the communities it serves around the globe.
BBF is joining #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity that will take place May 5 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. #GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity and use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and help heal communities in this difficult time.
As we face one of the most challenging times in modern day memory, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe under such trying circumstances. Foremost in our thoughts lie the well-being of family and friends, the wider BBF community, along with anxious and suffering people the world over. Our hearts go out especially to the elderly and those who have preexisting conditions or are in frail health; knowing that this makes an already difficult situation even more challenging.
Due the current public health emergency caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus, to protect the health of members of the community, volunteers, partners and staff, BBF has instituted the following policies with immediate effect. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause but hope you understand the necessity of such actions:.