Succop Family Foundation Report

In Projectsby Brother's Brother Foundation

Dear Trustees of the Thomas C. and Jo Ann Succop Family Charitable Foundation,

Thank you for your generous support related to our ongoing response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Your grant has been instrumental in providing independent solar backup systems to vulnerable hospitals and clinics around the island.

To date, Brother’s Brother Foundation has spent $69,091 to provide solar paneling to two clinics. The first of these, CDT Jayuya, is located in a relatively remote area in the central mountain region of Puerto Rico. The nearest hospital is one hour away, making energy independence during disasters all the more crucial, as there is no alternative for the community should the clinic be without power. This first project was completed in September of 2018. There have been multiple visits of BBF staff and board members to the CDT Jayuya site, and so we are able to report firsthand that this solar installation is a success.

The second project is the Municipal Vaccine Clinic “Salud al Dia”, located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, due to delays the availability of parts and vendors, this solar backup system has taken more time than anticipated to be completed. The final portion of the installation is to be completed the week of April 22nd, which will allow the next stages of this solar installation program to take place.

With the remaining $95,909, three more clinics are currently scheduled be outfitted with solar backups, with additional sites under consideration. The three designated clinics were identified through the Ponce Medical Foundation, which has been our on-the-ground partner for this solar installation program, as well as for numerous containers of aid and supplies.

The initial steps towards installation are already underway for the third and fourth clinics, in the municipality of Loíza in northeastern Puerto Rico — an area still struggling to recover, particularly in the field of health care. The installation of solar panels will coincide with a large delivery of medical supplies and equipment  sent by BBF.

The fifth clinic is CDT Adjuntas, located in Adjuntas, PR. This location is pending completion of a separate project at the facility by another relief organization, after which the solar installation process will begin.

In addition to the infrastructure projects such as the one funded by the Succop Family Charitable Foundation, we have sent 111 shipping containers of humanitarian aid and medical items to Puerto Rico. In the last six months, BBF has also been responding to the disasters left in the wake of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the tornado in Alabama, the fires in California, the mid-west floods, the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami, and cyclone Idai.

On behalf of everyone at BBF, thank you for your commitment and generosity towards the people of Puerto Rico. Please do not hesitate to call or email me with any thoughts or questions at 412-321-3160 or osamad@brothersbrother.org. Your support for Brother’s Brother Foundation allows us to help those in need in our backyard and across the world.

Thank you!

Sincerely yours,

Ozzy Samad
President

Dear Trustees of the Thomas C. and Jo Ann Succop Family Charitable Foundation,

Thank you for your generous support related to our ongoing response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Your grant has been instrumental in providing independent solar backup systems to vulnerable hospitals and clinics around the island.

To date, Brother’s Brother Foundation has spent $69,091 to provide solar paneling to two clinics. The first of these, CDT Jayuya, is located in a relatively remote area in the central mountain region of Puerto Rico. The nearest hospital is one hour away, making energy independence during disasters all the more crucial, as there is no alternative for the community should the clinic be without power. This first project was completed in September of 2018. There have been multiple visits of BBF staff and board members to the CDT Jayuya site, and so we are able to report firsthand that this solar installation is a success.

The second project is the Municipal Vaccine Clinic “Salud al Dia”, located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, due to delays the availability of parts and vendors, this solar backup system has taken more time than anticipated to be completed. The final portion of the installation is to be completed the week of April 22nd, which will allow the next stages of this solar installation program to take place.

With the remaining $95,909, three more clinics are currently scheduled be outfitted with solar backups, with additional sites under consideration. The three designated clinics were identified through the Ponce Medical Foundation, which has been our on-the-ground partner for this solar installation program, as well as for numerous containers of aid and supplies.

The initial steps towards installation are already underway for the third and fourth clinics, in the municipality of Loíza in northeastern Puerto Rico — an area still struggling to recover, particularly in the field of health care. The installation of solar panels will coincide with a large delivery of medical supplies and equipment  sent by BBF.

The fifth clinic is CDT Adjuntas, located in Adjuntas, PR. This location is pending completion of a separate project at the facility by another relief organization, after which the solar installation process will begin.

In addition to the infrastructure projects such as the one funded by the Succop Family Charitable Foundation, we have sent 111 shipping containers of humanitarian aid and medical items to Puerto Rico. In the last six months, BBF has also been responding to the disasters left in the wake of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the tornado in Alabama, the fires in California, the mid-west floods, the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami, and cyclone Idai.

On behalf of everyone at BBF, thank you for your commitment and generosity towards the people of Puerto Rico. Please do not hesitate to call or email me with any thoughts or questions at 412-321-3160 or osamad@brothersbrother.org. Your support for Brother’s Brother Foundation allows us to help those in need in our backyard and across the world.

Thank you!

Sincerely yours,

Ozzy Samad
President