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How Has BBF Responded To COVID-19?

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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.

BBF is working with the following organizations as a part of our response. Although the PPE supplies we have been able to donate have helped keep many safe, a greater need still exists. Any support you can provide by donating to the BBF COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND will make a huge impact as we work to acquire additional PPE. Thank you for your continued support of our efforts. From our family to yours, please keep well and stay safe.

Organizations we are working with include:

  • 412 Food Rescue
  • Allegheny County Emergency Services
  • Allegheny County Jail
  • A major national university hospital
  • A mental health clinic and psychiatric hospital
  • Circles Greater Pittsburgh
  • COVID-19 Testing with Allegheny Health Network
  • Facilities in Italy, China, Jamaica, Guatemala, Lesotho, Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Grenada, Haiti, the Kingdom of eSwatini, Nigeria, Malawi, Lebanon, and Honduras.
  • FQHC – Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Greater Parkview Church
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Hospice facilities
  • Hospital & clinical facilities associated with the major Pittsburgh healthcare providers
  • Jewish Association on Aging
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Local EMS providers
  • Local municipalities
  • Medical organizations in Puerto Rico
  • Open Field
  • Operation Better Block
  • Other non-profit provider institutions
  • Pennsylvania Resources Council
  • Regional Community Clinics
  • Residential Care Services
  • Senior Care facilities
  • Squirrel Hill Health Center
  • The Children’s Institute

To give you a general idea of the scope of our response, BBF has sent or is in process of sending, the following types of PPE to our partners:

PPE Type

  • General Face Masks
  • N95 Face Masks
  • Gloves (Pairs)
  • Hospital Gowns
  • Face Shields
  • Medical Shoe Covers
  • Hair Covers
  • Disinfectant Cleanser
  • Medical Coveralls
  • Infection Control Kits
  • Hospital Beds
  • Protective Eyeware
  • Safety Hoods
  • Hand Sanitizer

Units Distributed

  • 2,430,970
  • 484,733
  • 111,400
  • 30,620
  • 96,823
  • 35,049
  • 28,300
  • 1,085
  • 1,740
  • 5,645
  • 45
  • 210
  • 398
  • 38
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