WHO: Matthew 25: Ministries 
WHAT: Disaster Relief
WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
TIME: 8:30 AM
WHERE: Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
WHY: Responding to severe flooding in and around Houston, TX

Record Storms Devastate Houston and Surrounding Areas

JUNE 14, 2016  Cincinnati, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located at 11060 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash, is responding to extensive flooding that has submerged many areas in and around Houston.  It has been one of the wettest springs on record for much of Texas. Weeks of heavy rain storms throughout the region have caused rivers to overflow their banks.  Many roads have been flooded or washed out and floodwaters have surged into multiple neighborhoods.

Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Response team is leaving at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, June 15 with Matthew 25’s complement of specialized Disaster Relief vehicles.  The trucks are loaded with relief supplies including P&G Comforts of Home personal care kits containing items such as Secret deodorant, Crest toothpaste and Pantene shampoo as well as household cleaning products like Bounty, Mr. Clean and Swiffer.  The trucks will also be distributing Cintas first aid and safety supplies, and additional items such as Pampers diapers, Charmin toilet paper, Tide Pods and tarps.  The team will travel throughout the region, establishing central distribution sites and also delivering products to hard hit areas.  Matthew 25 responded to similar catastrophic events in Texas in 2015.

Texas has been hit with historic flooding since 2015,” says CEO Tim Mettey. “Our team traveled to Texas three times in 2015.  We feel it is important for us to return to the area and continue to assist with recovery in every way we can.

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. 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 pinterest.com/m25m, Instagram 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 after 8:30AM on Tuesday at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.

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