Cincinnati, OH, October 03, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Millions Have Fled Persecution in Syrian Civil War.
Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located in Cincinnati, OH is responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in the Middle East. Since armed conflict began in Syria in 2011, approximately 9 million Syrians have fled their homes. About 6.5 million still live somewhere inside of Syria, but at least 2.5 million have left the country.
During the first half of 2015, large numbers of Syrian refugees crossed into European Union (EU) member states. As of early 2015, the death toll from civil war related actions is estimated at more than 225,000. International organizations have accused the Syrian government and the opposition forces of severe human rights violations. Millions have been left in unacceptable living conditions, suffering shortages of food and drinking water.
Matthew 25: Ministries is working with partners on the ground in the region and is shipping their first truckload of aid the week of 09/28 to several of the EU countries accepting refugees. Items in the initial shipment include approximately 38,000 pounds of new clothing and shoes, personal care items and cleaning supplies valued at almost $550,000.
Due to very restrictive shipping regulations, at this time Matthew 25 is seeking financial gifts for Syrian relief rather than donations of supplies. Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Syrian Relief may do so by writing “Syrian 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 Syrian 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 our 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.