Cincinnati, OH, November 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Blue Ash, OH will surpass all previous performance goals in November of 2010. On Thursday, November 11, Matthew 25 will ship its 11 millionth pound of relief for the year 2010. On Friday, November 12, Matthew 25 will ship its 500th forty-foot sea-going container for the year 2010.
Both numbers are record-setting single year totals. Matthew 25: Ministries attributes this remarkable achievement to increased public awareness brought about by the organization’s response to the earthquake in Haiti and to the development or reactivation of several programs designed to respond to increasing needs locally and throughout the world. Matthew 25: Ministries’ Food Processing Center produces a nutritionally enhanced rice/soy blend (1 million meals to date) that is being distributed to local food pantries and shelters as well as nationally and internationally. Matthew 25: Ministries’ Grow Right Micronutrient Supplement Program is providing a rigorously tested, tasty supplement of 11 critical micronutrients to children in Haiti, with anticipated roll-out to other Central American and Caribbean countries in 2011. Matthew 25: Ministries’ Print and Fill Centers produce notebooks, general cleanser and detergent for distribution worldwide.
“As proud as we are of our phenomenal output of humanitarian aid this year, our success would not be possible without the help of the thousands of volunteers who have donated their time to us in 2010,” says Founder and President Wendell Mettey. “To date in 2010, we have welcomed almost 20,000 volunteers who have donated more than 75,000 hours of time to us. It is because of these wonderful supporters that we are able to do what we do.”
More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing disaster and humanitarian relief programs; Matthew 25: Ministries also welcomes volunteers at their 132,000 square foot facility five and a half days a week. For additional information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian and disaster relief efforts please contact (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at www.m25m.org.
About Matthew 25: Ministries: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 10,000,000 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. As of October 31, 2010, Matthew 25 has distributed 4,131 forty-foot sea-container equivalents of aid weighing 88,155,720 pounds or 44,000 tons and valued at more than $744,992,075. These products were distributed in Greater Cincinnati, throughout the United States and in more than thirty-five countries worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 11,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. Matthew 25: Ministries holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and has been named by Forbes.com as one of the most efficient large US charities.
For additional information or to schedule an interview, contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256.