That’s quadruple the organization’s starting goal of $250,000.
By Ashlee Green
Photo: Screenshot provided, in order to avoid geotracking, shows a recent shipment of supplies from Northside-based Brother’s Brother Foundation to a warehouse in Ukraine. Courtesy of Brother’s Brother Foundation
Shipments of relief supplies are steadily leaving the Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) warehouse in Pittsburgh’s Northside for delivery to areas in and around Ukraine.
At the time of printing, BBF has now secured over $1 million for its Ukraine Relief Fund—quadruple the $250,000 starting goal the organization set with the Pittsburgh Technology Council.
According to a BBF press release, 100% of the funds the organization receives will go toward “emergency relief and logistics” for the Ukrainian Ministry of Health (MOH) as well as to reception centers in Poland and Romania. So far, this includes mobile medical units and the airlifting of medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, blankets, hygiene kits, and wound care supplies. Baby care items such as wipes, diapers, and formula as well as baby food, granola, grain bars, soap, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, and toothpaste are also being sent.
Money raised will also support “providing mental health-psychosocial support (MHPS) along with protection from gender-based violence towards women and girls (GBV)—both of which are critical for conflict-affected communities experiencing emotional distress or mental health conditions.”
Stay up-to-date on BBF’s efforts and find out how to contribute at https://brothersbrother.org/.