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Greater Allegheny students support Haitian earthquake relief efforts

1/22/2010 —

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Penn State Greater Allegheny has partnered with the Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) to support the relief efforts following the recent earthquake that devastated parts of Haiti.

The BBF is collecting hygiene packages to be sent to Haiti. Greater Allegheny students received 10 five-gallon construction buckets as a donation from the Home Depot in North Versailles to fill with toiletry items listed on the BBF’s Web site. The items most needed at this time include baby wipes/wet wipes, bar soap, wash cloths, toothpaste, tooth brushes and combs or brushes. The buckets are located in the main buildings on campus and when they are filled will be delivered to the BBF located on Galveston Avenue in Pittsburgh.

“The SGA at Greater Allegheny knew many of our students wanted to help in some way,” said SGA president Josh Devine. “We decided that the buckets are a tangible way they could play a meaningful role in the relief efforts.”

BBF, a 50-year-old Pittsburgh-based international charity, has provided over $3.4 billion of medical supplies, textbooks, food, seeds and other humanitarian supplies to people around the world in 141 countries. The organization’s mission is to promote international health and education through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural and other resources.

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