Cincinnati, OH, May 01, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Tens of Thousands Impacted by Massive Quake Near Kathmandu
Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located in Cincinnati, OH is responding to the needs of victims in Nepal following a devastating earthquake. On Saturday, April 25, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and neighboring countries. The death toll now stands at over 4,800 and is expected to increase as search and rescue efforts expand to vulnerable, hard-to-reach mountain villages. More than 9,000 people were injured and tens of thousands were left homeless. More than 8,000,000 people have been affected by the disaster.
Matthew 25: Ministries made immediate contact with their partners in Nepal and confirmed that they are all safe and accounted for. A Matthew 25: Ministries staff member will depart next week to coordinate relief efforts including food distributions and surgical clinics with on-the-ground partners in areas hard hit by the earthquake.
“This is a disaster of major proportions and will require long-term recovery efforts,” says CEO Tim Mettey. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Nepal during this time of need.”
Matthew 25: Ministries is currently requesting monetary donations to help with earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. All designated funds are used for the purpose intended. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility. For ongoing information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ response to this disaster, please visit their website at www.m25m.org.
Matthew 25: Ministries will continue to monitor the impact of the earthquake and will post more information on their website regarding the disaster and their response as it becomes available. 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/, Instagram http://instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.
About Matthew 25: Ministries: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 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 16,000,000 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 highly ranked on Forbes' list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of more than 2,500 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, or to schedule an interview, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.