Cincinnati, OH, July 01, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Top-ranked Disaster Relief Organization Ships Life-sustaining Supplies
Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located in Cincinnati, OH is finalizing preparations for their first shipment of disaster relief to Colorado Springs in response to the wildfires sweeping through the area. Waldo Canyon Fire Officials’ preliminary assessment indicated that almost 350 homes have been lost in the ongoing conflagration. The Waldo Canyon Fire has forced more than 30,000 people out of their homes.
KKTV in Colorado Springs described Tuesday's wildfire as “a perfect storm of record breaking heat, strong winds, dry air and dry fuel, which gave the fire enough of a push to get it into Queens Canyon.”
Colorado Springs Fire Chief Richard Brown described the disaster as "a firestorm of epic proportions."
Matthew 25: Ministries is working with partners in the devastated area to coordinate the shipment of critical first response aid that will meet the immediate needs of the victims. Matthew 25: Ministries expects their first shipment of relief to leave Cincinnati on Monday, July 2nd. The initial shipment of disaster relief will contain food and beverages, personal care kits, hand sanitizer and paper towels.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this disaster. Matthew 25: Ministries will continue to support their relief and recovery as long as our help is needed,” said Tim Mettey, Vice President and Disaster Relief Coordinator for Matthew 25.
Matthew 25: Ministries will continue to monitor the impact of the wildfires and the resulting damage and will post more information on their website regarding their response as it becomes available. For ongoing 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. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. All designated funds are used for the purpose intended. 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.
About Matthew 25: Ministries: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 13,000,000 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 1,500 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.