Matthew 25: Ministries Continues Shipments of Aid for Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan
Cincinnati, OH, January 10, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Matthew 25: Ministries Sends Tents, Tarps and Basic Necessities to Disaster Area.
Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located in Cincinnati, OH continues shipping desperately needed disaster relief to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More than 6,000 people died and over 16 million people have been displaced or affected. More than 1,000,000 homes were destroyed or damaged.
Matthew 25: Ministries is partnering with PGA Tour golfer Jason Day, his wife Ellie and their foundation, Brighter Days Foundation to provide 1,000 dome tents to victims of the typhoon to help alleviate the urgent need for temporary housing. The spacious tents will each be able to house a family of at least 4 – 6 people. Brighter Days Foundation is also funding the shipment of two additional containers of aid.
To date, Matthew 25: Ministries has shipped 5 containers of aid to the Philippines. These shipments contained 131,520 pounds of aid to the typhoon victims in the Philippines including cleaners, clothing & shoes, blankets, food & water, personal care items, paper products, diapers & wipes, over-the-counter medications and tarps. Matthew 25 also sent a medical mission team to the Philippines immediately after the typhoon struck that treated approximately 400 patients in the Cebu area. Matthew 25 plans to ship approximately 50 containers to the Philippines in 2014.
“Typhoon Haiyan was a disaster of epic proportions, and the need for relief continues,” said Tim Mettey, CEO and Disaster Relief Coordinator for M25M. “We are honored to partner with Jason and Ellie Day through their Brighter Days Foundation. Their generosity of spirit and support will go a long way toward helping the people of the Philippines.”
For ongoing information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ continuing response to this disaster, please visit their website at www.m25m.org.
Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. All designated funds are used for the purpose intended. Text CARING to 50555 to make a $10 donation to disaster relief. For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts please contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at www.m25m.org. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Pinterest http://pinterest.com/m25m/ and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.
About Matthew 25: Ministries: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 14,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 15,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 is top-ranked on Forbes' list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of more than 2,000 four star charities on Charity Navigator. Matthew 25: Ministries appears in The "Philanthropy 400" listing of America's Top Charities and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the "Wise Giving Alliance Standards". For more information, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.
About Brighter Days Foundation: Brighter Days Foundation provides funding and resources to deserving projects and organizations in the hometowns of Jason and Ellie Day. With a desire to help families in need and animal causes, Brighter Days Foundation exists to ensure everyone has a chance for a brighter day and a brighter future. For additional information, please contact Bonnie Upright with Olympus Foundation Management at 904/955-1278 or via email.