Matthew 25 Adds Multi-Purpose Building and Chapel to Current 300,000 Sq. Ft. Campus

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022  Blue Ash, OH Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located at 11060 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash is beginning the next phase of their multi-year, multi-faceted expansion project.

On September 21st, Matthew 25: Ministries celebrated the beginning of Phase II of their exciting Growth Campaign, launched in 2018, with a groundbreaking ceremony. Phase II of the campaign will see the construction of the Rev. Wendell and Michelle Mettey Chapel, nestled in the wooded area behind the main building and dedicated to honoring their founder’s vision from God of caring for the “least of these” and to the work God has done and continues to do through Matthew 25: Ministries. Phase II development will also include a multi-purpose facility that expands on the potential of the chapel and enhances Matthew 25’s capabilities to serve their donors and the community in new and exciting ways.

“We are so excited to begin this next phase of our Growth Campaign,” said Tim Mettey, CEO of Matthew 25: Ministries. “The Rev. Wendell and Michelle Mettey chapel honors our Founder, Reverend Wendell Mettey, the inspiration, guide and driving force behind Matthew 25: Ministries and his wife, Mickey, the inspiration and unfailing support behind him. It will be a truly remarkable and unique design that will cultivate a space for reflection, worship, and honoring God together.”

Phase I of the Growth Campaign saw the construction of a new warehouse annex, the installation of a storage and efficiency-enhancing racking system, the expansion of Matthew 25’s parking lot, an extensive office expansion and relocation and many more cost-saving and efficiency-enhancing improvements. These improvements and enhancements were completed in 2019 and had a hugely positive impact on Matthew 25’s extensive response to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. By the end of 2021, Matthew 25 had distributed almost 9 million pounds of COVID aid to approximately 1,400 unique organizations nationwide including more than 400 local organizations.

Matthew 25: Ministries began as the result of a mission trip Founder Reverend Wendell Mettey made with a group of doctors and nurses to Nicaragua. Since 1991, Matthew 25’s distribution activities have expanded to include partners in Greater Cincinnati, as well as partners throughout the United States and around the world. More than 275,000,000 pounds of clothing, medical supplies, personal care items, school supplies, food and beverages, household supplies, cleaning products, reblended paint and micro-enterprise supplies have been distributed to over 70 countries worldwide and has helped millions of people.

For the most current information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ activities, please visit their website or follow Matthew 25 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more in-depth information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts, please contact Michelle Jones

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, check, credit card and online donations for ongoing humanitarian aid and disaster relief programs, as well as product donation support. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility.

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of products each year and redistributes them to the poorest of the poor and disaster victims. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world.  Matthew 25 is ranked on Forbes’ 2021 list of the Largest U.S. Charities. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked among more than 3,700 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 Michelle Jones at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256, or visit

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