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Pittsburgh Responds To Crisis In Ukraine

In Blog, Press Releases by Brother's Brother Foundation

North Side based Brother’s Brother Foundation is working with partners on the ground to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and to assist displaced refugees in surrounding countries. At this time, working with Ukrainian relief organizations, the response is focused on supporting mobile medical units and preparing to launch additional emergency medical teams. Additional services include providing mental health-psychosocial …

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Kentucky Tornadoes – Thank You For Helping Us Make A Difference

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Article by Ozzy SamadThe night of December 10th saw a near unprecedented level of devastation in our nation’s heartland. The deadly tornadoes that struck Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi left a trail of destruction with towns scarcely recognizable and the final loss of life tally at 58 victims. As dawn broke on the morning of Saturday the 11th …

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Moving Forward In Breast Cancer

In Blog by Brother's Brother Foundation

BBF is pleased to report that Laura Kelly, our VP of Global Partnerships and Development is making significant progress in her personal fight against invasive breast cancer. After finding a lump during a self-exam in the fall of 2021, she was diagnosed and began treatment soon thereafter. Kelly’s treatment is aggressive: chemotherapy spanning more than five months, a full mastectomy, …

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WASH In Guatemala

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Article by Abigael SiecinskiTwo major hurricanes swept across Central America in a period of less than two weeks in November of 2020. Hurricanes Iota and Eta impacted the lives of more than 7.3 million people. Heavy rains caused landslides and flooding that demolished infrastructure, homes, and schools. In rural and remote areas, the loss of schools was particularly devastating. A …

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BBF Healthcare Program in 2021

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Article by Liam CarstensIn 2021, the team at BBF has remained focused on increasing donations of pharmaceuticals. Through introductions and follow-ups by BBF Trustee Lance Kann as well as research and outreach by BBF Program Coordinator, Abigael Siecinski, we added five new pharmaceutical donors in 2021: Glenmark, Nephron, Macleods, Tris, and Lupin. Additionally, BBF Trustee Chronis Manolis provided a needed …

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BBF and The Education Partnership

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Article by Abigael SiecinskiWith the fight against COVID-19 and the pandemic at the forefront of every community in 2021, Brother’s Brother Foundation focused many efforts in our healthcare program by providing PPE. In addition to providing aid around the globe, we were honored to also support local efforts in Pittsburgh to protect workers and constituents. In 2022, BBF will strive …

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Donor Highlight: MSA Safety Incorporated

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Article by Liam Carstens The Brother’s Brother Foundation is greatly pleased to highlight our longstanding partnership with MSA Safety Incorporated, or Mine Safety Appliances (MSA). With locations all over the world, MSA develops, manufactures, and supplies safety products for people and infrastructure facilities. Their donations to BBF regularly include hard hats, safety glasses, harnesses, heavy duty work gloves, ear plugs, …

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Brother’s Brother Foundation Provides Medical Support To Guatemala

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Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) in partnership with Food for the Poor (FFTP) has been providing numerous essential medicines to the people of Guatemala. Despite being the largest country in Central America, the majority of Guatemalans live below the poverty line and their children suffer from severe malnutrition. Many Guatemalans lack access to health care. Instead, they must rely on donations …

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For The Other Half Of The Sky

In Blog, Newsletters by Brother's Brother Foundation

Article by Ozzy SamadOver the last few years, you may have seen some of the more visible changes at BBF such as a reader friendly newsletter, updated website and greater social media presence, a defined programmatic structure under the H.I.D.E. umbrella of Healthcare, Infrastructure, Disaster Response, and Education, and our local efforts focusing on vision and diabetes screening mobile community …

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Pittsburgh Responds to Tornadoes in Kentucky and Surrounding States

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[Photo credit via] As our immediate response to the deadly tornadoes that struck Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi, Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) has committed to supporting three food banks in the affected areas. These include Dare to Care, Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland,  and the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.  Food banks provide immediate relief to community members impacted …