Cincinnati, OH, March 07, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Disaster Relief Ministry Works with on-Location Partners in the Tri-state Area to Help Those in Need
Matthew 25: Ministries, a top-ranked disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, OH is beginning shipments on Monday, March 5 to the areas of the Tri-state affected by Friday’s tornadoes. Matthew 25 is working directly with partners in the devastated areas including churches and local organizations. These partners provide real-time information on conditions and needs and allow Matthew 25 to respond with desperately needed supplies on an ongoing basis.
Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Relief Coordinator Tim Mettey is personally leading an assessment team and delivering Matthew 25’s first shipment of supplies to locations in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The team will evaluate the needs of the communities, work with partners to establish staging areas and distribution operations and ensure that Matthew 25 is meeting the most critical needs. Matthew 25: Ministries will continue working in the affected areas supporting relief and reconstruction as long as there is need.
Matthew 25: Ministries urgently needs monetary donations to ensure the purchase and shipment of needed supplies. All designated funds are used for the purpose intended. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries' cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Individuals can donate online at www.m25m.org or can contact Matthew 25 at 513-793-6256 for additional donation options.
Matthew 25 is also encouraging donations of first response items including non-perishable food, personal care products, cleaning supplies, paper products, baby and infant supplies and first aid items. The truckload of disaster relief departing on Monday is comprised entirely of community donations. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility.
Mathew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs. 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’ blog http://m25m.org/blog.aspx or follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.
Matthew 25: Ministries will continue to monitor the effects of this disaster and will update response information as it becomes available.
About Matthew 25: Ministries: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 12,000,000 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 14,000,000 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 tied for #1 on Forbes' list of the 20 Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also ranked #1 of 1,400 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.