Cincinnati, OH, September 20, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Thousands Impacted by Destructive Inferno
Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located in Cincinnati, OH, is responding to the Valley Fire in Lake, Napa and Solano Counties in California. An initial truckload of aid, containing 25,570 pounds of water, personal care kits, cleaning supplies, infant and baby supplies and paper products, left Matthew 25's facility Friday, September 18. Matthew 25’s Disaster Response Team is traveling to the affected areas to meet with local partners and help with product distribution the week of September 21. The truckload of disaster relief is scheduled to arrive in California on Tuesday, September 22.
This huge and destructive fire broke out on Saturday afternoon. So far one person has been confirmed dead and nearly 600 homes have been destroyed. More than 7,500 additional structures are threatened. The fire has burned over 70,000 acres and is 35% contained.
Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Wildfire Relief may do so by writing “Wildfire Relief” in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the “in honor of” field of our online giving form. Mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. 100% of donated funds designated for Wildfire Relief will be used for the purpose intended.
Matthew 25: Ministries will continue to post more information as it becomes available. Please continue to check this webpage and follow Matthew 25 on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information regarding their response and how you can help.
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 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.