The Brothers Brothers Foundation (BBF), a humanitarian organization that helps community organizations with medical supplies in over one hundred fifty (150) countries around the world, has delivered on its promise to the Diaspora Grand Gedeh community,
The Foundation promised two 40ft containers to the Grand Gedeh Association in the Americas (GGAA), medical supplies worth thousands of United States dollars for use by the people of Grand Gedeh County.
Mr. Alex Yallah, Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee of the GGAA and delegation observed the loading of the first 40ft container, by the Brothers Brothers Foundation. Mr. Yallah did so on behalf of the GGAA in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, June 20.
According to Chairman Yallah, the first 40ft container had what he described as state of the art medical equipment and other supplies as was promised the GGAA by the Foundation. The supplies are slated to be shipped to the Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.
The first 40ft container had medical equipment such as electrical suction pumps, weighing scales for adults and babies, 30 modern hospital beds with mattresses.
Additionally, optical equipment and medical eyeglasses for the eye clinic in the County regular crutches, platform crutches, wheelchairs, examination tables, x-ray machines, portable intravenous poles (IV poles), industrial laundry machine (washer & drier), Refrigerator, etc. were loaded on the container.
Chairman Yallah told the Independent Eye News (IEN), the GGAA National Administration was served with a communication by the Brothers Brothers Foundation on Saturday, June 16.
He said the communication stated that the first 40ft container was to be ready for loading at 10:00 am eastern time on Tuesday, June 19 and will be shipped to Zwedru on Wednesday, June 20.
The Yallah GGAA delegation then proceeded to Pittsburgh as fast as possible to observe the loading of the container. It departed the city of Philadelphia at about 3:00 am on Tuesday, June 19 and arrived at the BBF’s Warehouse in Pittsburgh in six hours for the loading which started at 9:45 am, the same day.
The delegation was welcomed by Mr. Liem Crastien, BBF’s Vice President for Medical Initiatives and Strategies Planning. The 40ft container was loaded with the above mentioned medical equipment.
On the Yallah GGAA delegation were Mrs. Elizabeth Pennoh-Cheapoo, National Chairlady, Mrs. Theresa Joway-Flahn, Public Relations Officer, of the Women’s Wing of the GGAA.
Others were Mr.Albert Zedueh Doerue, GGAA National President’s Special Envoy & Vice President of the Union of Africa Community in PA and Ms. Debra Vleyee, the delegation Special Medical Adviser.
The delegation departed Pittsburgh at about 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 19 and arrived back in Philadelphia 1:15 after observing the loading of the historic 40ft container on Wednesday, June 20.
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