MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES CALLS FOR HELP FOR HAITI
Matthew 25’s CEO Declares a Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti
FEBRUARY 14, 2019 | Cincinnati, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, a humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, is calling for assistance for the people of Haiti. A humanitarian crisis is happening right now in Haiti. The current unrest represents the collapse of an already fragile infrastructure that could set Haiti back a decade or more in its efforts to overcome extreme poverty and deprivation. Prior to the 2010 earthquake, Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Post-earthquake the country has continued to struggle to overcome multiple challenges. Currently, prices on necessities like food and water have increased beyond the ability of people to pay for and access to these supplies is rapidly disappearing.
Matthew 25: Ministries has worked to improve conditions in Haiti through humanitarian aid donations since 1998. Post-earthquake, Matthew 25: Ministries increased its level of involvement in Haiti, shipping more containers of relief supplies, leading medical mission trips, supporting schools and orphanages, distributing their Grow Right Micronutrient Supplement, supporting small business and micro-enterprise and creating jobs.
“This situation is the equivalent of a humanitarian earthquake,” said Matthew 25’s CEO Tim Mettey. “We have many friends and partners in Haiti and the descriptions they are providing are horrific. These people are our neighbors and it is our responsibility to do everything we can to help them survive and recover from this disaster.”
Matthew 25: Ministries is calling for help for the people of Haiti. Charitable organizations are fleeing, businesses are shut down, and residents are trapped in their homes or neighborhoods without access to basic, life-sustaining necessities.
Desperately needed supplies include:
- Monetary Donations: Donate online, mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
- Non-Perishable Food: PULL TOP canned vegetables, fruits etc.; ready to eat dry goods such as nuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, granola and trail mixes, jerky, ready to eat snacks; bottled water; ready- to-eat meals or MREs etc.
- Bottled Water: 12- and 24- cases
- Personal Care Products: Antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion etc.
- Cleaning supplies: Laundry detergents, general cleaner, sponges, bleach (powdered form is preferred), mops, scrub brushes, buckets, rubber gloves etc.
- Paper products: Toilet paper, paper towels etc.
- Baby and infant supplies: Diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion etc.
- First-Aid items: Bandages, gauze, pads, first aid tape, antiseptic creams, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, latex gloves, instant cold packs etc.
Reports from friends and partners on the ground include descriptions such as:
“Many Haitians have been without food for days. Even if they could find it, because of price increases they couldn’t afford it. It’s really about bare necessities right now.”
“We are still very worried, we don’t know what will happen in the coming days. Right now, we can’t sleep for worry. We pray to the Lord and keep our fingers crossed.”
“The orphanage doesn’t have the ingredients to cook with. They need water now – the kids say they are always thirsty. The generator is not working because there is no gas.”
“I tried to get to work today by walking since there is no transportation. It took me about 2 hours to walk halfway there through tire burnings. You have to be brave to walk in the roads of Port au Prince right now. I had to turn around and go home. I feel like I am going to have a heart attack.”
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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 Mary Tignor email@example.com 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 3,000 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 or Mary Tignor at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.Return to Press Center