Responding To Earthquakes In Puerto Rico

In Press Releases by Brother's Brother Foundation

In response to the ongoing earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF), a 61-year-old Pittsburgh-based international aid agency, is sending assistance. 5.8 and 6.4 magnitude earthquakes hit Puerto Rico on January 6 and January 7. These events, as well as the ongoing tremors, have deeply affected communities already struggling with compromised infrastructure since Hurricane Maria. BBF has worked with local partners in Puerto Rico since the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In coordination with its partners, including Puerto Rico Rises (PRR) and Ponce Medical School Foundation, BBF is supporting communities affected by the earthquakes with emergency supplies and resources. Damaged infrastructure has left thousands of Puerto Ricans homeless and in need of immediate assistance. PRR has activated volunteer teams to assist in providing food, water, and supplies with support from BBF.
In response to the ongoing earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF), a 61-year-old Pittsburgh-based international aid agency, is sending assistance. 5.8 and 6.4 magnitude earthquakes hit Puerto Rico on January 6 and January 7. These events, as well as the ongoing tremors, have deeply affected communities already struggling with compromised infrastructure since Hurricane Maria. BBF has worked with local partners in Puerto Rico since the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In coordination with its partners, including Puerto Rico Rises (PRR) and Ponce Medical School Foundation, BBF is supporting communities affected by the earthquakes with emergency supplies and resources. Damaged infrastructure has left thousands of Puerto Ricans homeless and in need of immediate assistance. PRR has activated volunteer teams to assist in providing food, water, and supplies with support from BBF.

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Shipments of donated disaster and medical supplies are being planned to be sent from BBF warehouses in Pittsburgh and partner agency locations. 100% of funds received for this disaster relief effort will be used to support emergency supplies, transportation, and other assistance to affected areas. Additional needs assessments are currently underway across the region, and BBF will remain in constant communication with its on-ground partners.

Donations to assist with relief efforts are greatly appreciated. Credit card donations can be made by clicking here. Checks should be made to the Brother's Brother Foundation and sent to:

Brother's Brother Foundation
Note Puerto Rico Relief
1200 Galveston Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

For additional information about this press release or other media inquiries please contact Sarah Boal, AVP for Disaster Response & Strategic Initiatives or Ozzy Samad, President at 412-321-3160 in Pittsburgh. For the DC Metro Area contact Laura Kelly, VP of Development & Global Partnerships at 703-865-9001.
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Shipments of donated disaster and medical supplies are being planned to be sent from BBF warehouses in Pittsburgh and partner agency locations. 100% of funds received for this disaster relief effort will be used to support emergency supplies, transportation, and other assistance to affected areas. Additional needs assessments are currently underway across the region, and BBF will remain in constant communication with its on-ground partners.

Donations to assist with relief efforts are greatly appreciated. Credit card donations can be made by clicking here. Checks should be made to the Brother's Brother Foundation and sent to:

Brother's Brother Foundation
Note Puerto Rico Relief
1200 Galveston Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

For additional information about this press release or other media inquiries please contact Sarah Boal, AVP for Disaster Response & Strategic Initiatives or Ozzy Samad, President at 412-321-3160 in Pittsburgh. For the DC Metro Area contact Laura Kelly, VP of Development & Global Partnerships at 703-865-9001.