Benefiting Matthew 25: Ministries and Their COVID-19 Relief Efforts

MAY 29, 2020  Cincinnati, OH Michael Williams, a popular local performer from “Team Nick Jonas” on The Voice, Season 18 is hosting a “Summer Kickoff” on Instagram Live Friday, May 29, from 7 PM–9 PM.  The event, benefiting Matthew 25: Ministries, will help raise awareness of the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, and include performances by Michael and other special guests including Allegra Miles and Thunderstorm Artis from The Voice.

Michael’s performances in a variety of local and regional theatre and entertainment venues helped prepare him for his success as one of the rising stars of Nick Jonas’ inaugural team on The Voice.

“The Voice was an amazing experience that gave me the chance to work with some very talented and unique artists and to grow in my craft,” said Michael.  “I am looking forward to using that experience and those skills to create a fun and meaningful event that can hopefully help a lot of people stay safe during this time. Along with that, I am excited to grow my following around Cincinnati and what better way than partnering with Matthew 25: Ministries with this Summer Kickoff on Instagram Live!”

As part of the first season of The Voice to be conducted remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael is very aware of the impact the virus can have on daily life, and of the importance of continuing to maintain social distancing and wear a mask as many states begin the slow process of reopening.

“Doing The Voice from home definitely made me more aware of the COVID-19 crisis and helped me to take the situation seriously in how I thought and spoke about COVID-19 awareness,” said Michael.  “We were supposed to be in LA with the coaches the entire time but because of COVID-19, we had to switch partway through and do the remainder of the coaching and the shows remotely from our homes. It was important for us all to stay home in order to help keep our families and our communities safe. And now, as states begin reopening, it’s more important than ever that we all keep doing our part in helping slow the spread of the coronavirus.”

Michael knows that everyone has been impacted by COVID-19, and is looking forward to giving his followers and fans a chance to hear from some of his special guests about their COVID-19 activities and plans, as well as hear some great music. Michael wants to encourage his followers and fans to continue doing their part and caring for each other by practicing these important safety and hygiene guidelines.

Michael is a former staff member at Matthew 25: Ministries, and his older brother, Ben Williams, is Matthew 25’s Disaster Relief Coordinator so Michael is very aware of the great work Matthew 25: Ministries does every day.  Matthew 25: Ministries continues working with first responders, hospitals, healthcare providers, public service agencies and other organizations and businesses to ensure that they have access to the supplies they need to protect their employees and safely meet the needs of the community.  To date, Matthew 25 has distributed over 1,500,000 pounds of supplies to more than 750 partners locally and nationwide.

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs.  Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for COVID-19 relief efforts may do so by writing “COVID-19” in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the “special purpose” field of the online giving form. Please mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. 100% of donated funds designated for COVID-19 will be used for the purpose intended.  Matthew 25: Ministries is on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Charities and is a 4-star charity on Charity Navigator, the nation’s most utilized charity evaluator with a perfect score of 100.

 For information or an interview about Matthew 25’s Coronavirus support activities, please contact Joodi Archer

ABOUT MICHAEL WILLIAMS:  Michael is a talented vocalist, dancer and theatrical performer from Mason, OH.  Shortly after beginning voice lessons at the age of six, Michael began performing in Community Theater and also at local events. As he grew older, he relied more and more on music as an important outlet and form of personal expression. Michael performs as part of the Worship Team at his church and is in his second year of performing with Kings Island Entertainment.  Michael was a top 12 finalist on The Voice, Season 18.  For more information, or to schedule an interview with Michael, contact Joodi Archer at TW @michaeltcwill; IG @michaeltcwilliams

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES:  Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 13,000,000 pounds of 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 18,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world.  Matthew 25 is ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Charities. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked among approximately 3,500 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

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