MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES LAUNCHES AID TO PUERTO RICO

WHO: Matthew 25: Ministries
WHAT: Disaster Relief
WHEN: Monday, October 9, 2017
TIME: 9:00 AM
WHERE: Lunken Airport
262 Wilmer Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226
WHY: M25M Disaster Response Team Departs for Puerto Rico
WHO: Matthew 25: Ministries
WHAT: Disaster Relief
WHEN: Monday, October 9, 2017
TIME: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM (est.)
WHERE: Matthew 25: Ministries
11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
WHY: Three Containers of Aid to Puerto Rico

 


Teams and Trucks of Aid Make Their Way to Devastated Island


OCTOBER 6, 2017  Cincinnati, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Cincinnati, OH is shipping three containers of aid to Puerto Rico for victims of Hurricane Maria on Monday, October 9. A total of nine containers of aid are expected to ship out within the week.  The shipments will be loaded with basic necessities as well as things such as safety and clean up supplies, bottled water, tarps and blankets.  A Disaster Response Team will also depart on Monday, October 9 followed over a two week period by teams of medical professionals.  The team will set up clinics and provide medical care to communities recovering from the hurricane.  The team will also assess needs and meet with partners to lay the groundwork for future shipments of aid.

Matthew 25 is continuing to respond to all the recent catastrophic disasters including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Matthew 25 has shipped 32 truckloads to Texas, 14 truckloads to Florida, 9 containers to the Caribbean, and is shipping the first 3 of 9 containers to Puerto Rico on Monday.  Additional truckloads are scheduled for all areas including 8 to Texas and 2 to Florida.

“These were all devastating disasters and Matthew 25 is committed to ongoing support for all these areas,” said Tim Mettey, CEO of Matthew 25: Ministries.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been impacted by these events.”

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 20,000,000 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 has been highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of approximately 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.

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