Cincinnati, OH, October 21, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Persistent Rains and Tropical Depression Have Area on High Alert
Over the past week, Central American countries including Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica have been battered by heavy and persistent rains. Rivers have burst their banks, many areas are flooded or isolated, thousands of people have lost their homes, roads and bridges have been damaged and rain generated by a tropical depression continues to fall across the area. More than 100,000 people in Nicaragua alone have been affected by the flooding.
Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Blue Ash, OH is responding to this crisis situation with truckloads of aid that will begin shipping out on Friday, October 21. As many as two dozen additional containers carrying a selection of disaster relief products such as water, blankets, clothing, cold medicine and rice/soy blend from Matthew 25’s Food Processing Center will be dispatched over the next two weeks.
Matthew 25 is also accepting cash donations and donations of requested products including over the counter cold medicines and medical supplies, tents and tarps, blankets, rain gear, bottled water, dehydrated, canned or ready-to-eat food, basic grain products such as beans, rice and soy and gently used clothing.
Matthew 25: Ministries will continue to monitor the impact of this flooding and will post more information on their website regarding their response as it becomes available. For additional information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ response to this most recent disaster, please visit their website at www.m25m.org or follow their blog http://m25m.org/blog.aspx.
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 please contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at www.m25m.org for the most up-to-date information on Matthew 25’s ongoing humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries’ blog http://m25m.org/blog.aspx or follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.
About Matthew 25: Ministries: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses over 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 across 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. Matthew 25: Ministries has a four star rating from Charity Navigator. Forbes.com has named Matthew 25: Ministries as one of the ten 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”.