Humanitarian Shipment Scheduled For Refugees, Medical Donations To Follow. Tremendous Community Support Includes Fundraising Concert For Ukraine
Giant Eagle’s donation of 25 pallets of relief supplies will leave BBF’s warehouse on the North Side on Monday, March 28th for air shipment to Warsaw, Poland. The much needed donation of baby food, wipes, diapers, formula, disinfecting wipes, granola & grain bars, soap, hand sanitizer, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes and toothpaste, will be distributed to refugees at reception centers in Poland.
This shipment will be followed by Highmark/AHN’s second donation anticipated to be over 70 pallets of critically needed medicines and wound care supplies, along with a mobile X-ray machine, combined with Grane Rx’s pharmaceutical donation, to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health (MOH). BBF is also sending 20 pallets of medical aid from SOS in Louisville, Kentucky, and 16 pallets of humanitarian supplies and first aid kits collected by DT Gruelle of Moon Township, Pittsburgh.
The relief shipments go hand-in-hand with fundraising efforts from individuals, community organizations, and corporations. These include Excela Health’s foundations and employees, who have made financial contributions and dedicated a day to celebrate traditional Ukrainian food, similar efforts from the Butler Health System and its staff, volunteering and donations by UPMC employees, a grass roots fundraising effort by the Lyndora Hotel in Butler and the William Penn Association and Foundation, Matthews International’s generous financial support, and over 3,600 individual donations from members of our community.
On Thursday, April 21st, under the direction of Paulina Rovkah, Artistic and Piano Program Director at Chatham University, and in collaboration with musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, there will be a Stand with Ukraine Concert to fundraise for BBF’s relief efforts. The 7pm event will be held at the Campbell Memorial Chapel on the Chatham University campus.
BBF’s Ukraine Relief fund is now over $1,000,000. Thank you to the Pittsburgh Technology Council, and all our supporters, for your invaluable spirit of giving to assist the victims of this crisis.
100% of donations will be used to support relief efforts. Credit card donations can be made at www.brothersbrother.org by clicking on DONATIONS and choosing Ukraine Relief in the dropdown menu on the donations page. Please make checks payable to Brother’s Brother Foundation, note Ukraine Relief in the memo field, and send to the address below:
Brother’s Brother Foundation
P.O. Box 645934
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5257
Thank you for your consideration and support.
For additional information, please contact Ozzy Samad, BBF President at 412-725-7560 or Liam Carstens, VP of Programs at 412-237-2325. For other media inquiries, please contact Laura Kelly, VP of Global Partnerships & Development at 703-865-9001.