Cincinnati, OH, September 04, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located in Cincinnati, OH, is sending a truckload of water (approximately 20 pallets holding 1,500 cases) to victims of severe drought in East Porterville, CA about 52 miles north of Bakersfield. California is in the midst of a multi-year drought. One of the most harmful effects of this drought is an escalating lack of water for residents in the affected areas. An estimated 182 of the 1,400 homes in East Porterville have no water at all or are suffering from a severe shortage of water. Approximately 36% of the population in East Porterville lives in poverty. Unemployment rates are among the highest in the state. Most of the homes in the affected town have their own individual wells for drinking water and other uses and water officials are suggesting that the current crisis may be partially due to the shallow depth of some of the wells in the area. The wells are replenished by the Tule River groundwater, so because of the drought, the river is not maintaining sufficient levels of water to refill the wells.
In 2014, Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Response Program has responded to disasters including the chemical spill in West Virginia, tornadoes in Nebraska, Arkansas and Mississippi and derecho wind damage in Arkansas with more than 30 truckloads of aid. Additionally, Matthew 25 continues to ship aid to victims of the Philippines typhoon. Matthew 25: Ministries is constantly monitoring its readiness to meet the needs of a sudden disaster and is prepared to respond to crises domestically and internationally where the magnitude of the disaster taxes the capabilities of local and regional relief organizations or where on-the-ground partners request assistance. The truckload of water will be distributed in East Porterville on September 7th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
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 on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Pinterest http://pinterest.com/m25m/ 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 highly ranked of more than 2,000 four star charities on Charity Navigator. Matthew 25: Ministries 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.