Article by Liam Carstens As the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and vaccine distribution begins, BBF continues to support healthcare workers and vulnerable populations with pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE). Our donations of N95 face masks, surgical masks, gloves, face shields, gowns, and other protective gear are ongoing, and we continue to purchase new PPE to address …
Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) is working with the Coastal Bend Food Bank in Corpus Christi, the South Texas Food Bank in Laredo, and the Salvation Army of Beaumont, to provide support for families affected by Winter Storms Uri & Viola in South Texas. These storms unleashed snow, ice, along with below-freezing temperatures, resulting in the loss of power to over …
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.
Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) is sending assistance and relief supplies to those affected by Hurricane Eta in the United States, Honduras, and Guatemala.
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.
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.