Cincinnati, OH, January 05, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Top-ranked Nonprofit Tops One Billion Dollars in Humanitarian Aid Distributed
In December, 2012 Matthew 25: Ministries, a top-ranked international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio exceeded one billion dollars in total humanitarian aid shipped. In 1991, Founder and President Reverend Wendell Mettey made his first trip to Nicaragua as part of a medical mission team. Although Reverend Mettey grew up in an inner city neighborhood and worked as an inner city social worker and pastor, these experiences had done little to prepare him for what he experienced in Nicaragua during his visit. The poverty and devastation was endless.
Reverend Mettey made a promise to himself that he would find a way to help the people of Nicaragua and thus Matthew 25: Ministries began. Over the years, Matthew 25’s distribution activities have expanded to include partners locally in Greater Cincinnati, throughout the United States and around the world. Since 1991, Matthew 25: Ministries has grown from a small group of dedicated individuals carrying supplies in suitcases to a top-ranked international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization distributing 15,000,000 pounds of products a year locally, nationally and internationally.
One Billion Dollars in Aid Shipped
In 1992, Matthew 25: Ministries shipped one truckload of aid valued at $177,895. In 2012, Matthew 25 shipped 722 truckloads of aid valued at $120,000,000. This spectacular growth over the last 20 years has rocketed Matthew 25 past $1 Billion in products shipped since sending their first container of aid to Nicaragua in 1992.
“We are so grateful to our corporate donors, our financial supporters and our volunteers,” says Reverend Mettey. “Without their incredible support, we could not do what we do. Their ongoing generosity… their gifts of time, talent, treasure and product make it possible for us to touch the lives of more than 15,000,000 people a year! We have been blessed with phenomenal support from our community and our country. Our achievements are a direct result of their commitment to us.”
722 Truckloads of Aid Shipped in 2012
In 2012, Matthew 25: Ministries shipped 722 truckloads of aid to the poorest of the poor and disaster victims throughout the US and around the world. That represents an increase of 101 truckloads of aid (14%) from 2011. Many of these truckloads were part of Matthew 25’s expanding commitment to disaster relief – 189 truckloads of domestic disaster aid for immediate response and relief or for ongoing recovery and rebuilding in 2012.
Matthew 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 14,000,000 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 15,000,000 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 top-ranked on Forbes' list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also ranked #1 of more than 1,600 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.