MATTHEW 25 CONDUCTS AIRLIFTS TO THE BAHAMAS
IN RESPONSE TO CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE
Over 10,000 Pounds of Products Airlifted to Partners in Response to Devastation
SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 Cincinnati, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Cincinnati, OH has completed an initial series of airlifts to the Bahamas. Dorian swept into the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane and lingered over the islands as a powerful storm, devastating the islands with dangerous winds, storm surge and flooding, destroying property and submerging entire towns. Tens of thousands of people remain in desperate need of basic, life-saving necessities.
Utilizing transportation generously provided by The Connor Group in Miami Township, OH, the team made a total of 10 flights loaded with supplies to partners in Grand Bahama, Nassau, and Abaco. The team also met with contacts and partners that will provide resources for future shipments, long-term recovery projects and medical trips. More than 10,000 pounds of personal care kits, paper products, bottled water, first aid and medical supplies, food, cleaning supplies, blankets, diapers and laundry supplies made their way to partners in areas impacted by the hurricane and flooding. Volunteer doctors accompanying the team were able to provide medical care and consultation to orphanages and shelters caring for children and adults affected by the storms. Matthew 25 will continue shipping containers of disaster relief supplies into the Bahamas as long as a need exists and Matthew 25 is able to meet that need efficiently and effectively. The devastation is severe and comprehensive and Matthew 25 anticipates long-term support.
For the most current information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ activities, please visit their website https://m25m.org/disaster/dorian19/ or follow Matthew 25 on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Instagram instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 793-6256.
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 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 www.m25m.org.Return to Press Center