Cincinnati, OH, March 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Matthew 25: Ministries Dispatches Truckloads of Aid to Relieve Post-Tsunami Suffering.
Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization, located at 11060 Kenwood Road in Cincinnati, OH, will begin shipping aid to disaster-ravaged Japan on Monday, March 28.
The devastation from the earthquake, the resulting tsunami and the nuclear crisis have driven hundreds of thousands into refugee camps throughout the country. Camps and relocation centers are struggling with lack of food, clean water and other basic necessities. The estimated death toll from Japan's earthquake and tsunami currently exceeds 18,000.
50,000 meals from Matthew 25: Ministries’ Food Processing Center will go by air to Japan on Monday March 28, with arrival in Tokyo before the end of the week. An additional truckload of aid will leave their Blue Ash facility on Monday, which includes 200,000 servings of food from Matthew 25’s Food Processing Center, as well as water and blankets.
Matthew 25: Ministries’ Vice-president and Disaster Relief Coordinator Tim Mettey commented, “This is a long term effort for us. People often think that if it’s out of the news, things are back to normal. But our experience tells us that disasters of this magnitude, however industrialized or wealthy the country is, will need our help for some time to come.”
Matthew 25: Ministries is accepting the following items for disaster relief for Japan:
1. Cash Donations
2. Canned and non-perishable food
3. Personal care products
4. Cleaning products
5. Medical/first aid supplies
Matthew 25: Ministries will continue to post information on their website and their blog regarding their response to this ongoing disaster. For additional information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ response to this most recent disaster, please visit their website at www.m25m.org.
Mathew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs; Matthew 25: Ministries also welcomes volunteers to 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 Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at www.m25m.org.
About Mathew 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. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 12,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Forbes.com named Matthew 25: Ministries as one of the most efficient large charities in the US; Matthew 25: Ministries appears in The “Philanthropy 400” listing of America's Top Charities and multimedia journalist Greg Bocquet, writing for MainStreet.com listed Matthew 25: Ministries at #2 in his article “Best Charities in the US.” Matthew 25: Ministries has a four star rating from Charity Navigator.