Matthew 25: Ministries' Disaster Team Returns from Tornado-Ravaged Alabama
Matthew 25: Ministries' Assessment Team returned on Tuesday, May 3 from tornado-ravaged Alabama. Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Cincinnati, OH began trucking supplies to Alabama on Sunday, May 1. Matthew 25's initial shipments comprised almost 300,000 pounds of products including non-perishable food, water, personal care kits and diapers. 180,000 meals from Matthew 25’s Food Processing Center were included in the shipments.
Tim Mettey, Matthew 25’s Vice President and Disaster Relief Coordinator personally delivered the first loads of relief and met with distribution partners to ensure that Matthew 25 was working as effectively as possible to meet the needs of the disaster victims. Additional truckloads of supplies will follow based on that needs assessment.
"The magnitude of the destruction caused by these tornadoes is incredible. Entire neighborhoods - even small towns are left without a single building standing," says Vice President and Disaster Relief Coordinator Tim Mettey. "The devastation is total. Thousands are homeless and thousands more are without power. Matthew 25: Ministries plans to support recovery and rebuilding efforts in this area for the long term."
Mr. Mettey is available for interviews beginning Wednesday morning, May 4. Please contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 to schedule an interview time.
Matthew 25: Ministries will continue to monitor the impact of the tornados and the resulting damage and will post more information on their website regarding the disaster and their response as it becomes available. For additional information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ response to this most recent disaster, please follow their blog at http://m25m.org/blog.aspx or 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. Matthew 25 also accepts product donations. 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 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. 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.