Matthew 25 Provides Relief Products and Additional Support to Ukrainians

MAY 3, 2022  Blue Ash, OH Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Cincinnati, OH, is continuing their response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Over 5 million Ukrainians have fled the country since the start of the invasion. More than 7.7 million people have been displaced within Ukraine and these numbers continue to rise.

Due to the severity and extent of this crisis, Matthew 25 has implemented a multi-faceted, long-term response plan that expands on their core mission of shipping aid into affected areas.  In addition to shipping supplies, Matthew 25 is providing support for the delivery of internally-sourced supplies and for relief programs including feeding, shelter, medical care, essential supplies, transportation assistance and educational services for Ukrainians in need or fleeing conflict.  Matthew 25 is helping approximately 1 million refugees, orphans, and internally displaced citizens in need, in more than 20 cities throughout Ukraine, as well as nearby countries, including Moldova, Romania, Poland, and Slovakia.

Matthew 25 is shipping more than 300,000 pounds of humanitarian aid and conflict relief to long-term partners supporting Ukraine and surrounding areas. These shipments include items such as personal care supplies, paper products, clothing, first-aid supplies, baby items and more. Matthew 25 also had supplies on the ground prior to the invasion that partners were able to access and distribute immediately to meet the most urgent needs. These supplies have a huge impact on those who have been affected by this crisis. In the words of a distribution partner, “Donated clothing, shoes, personal care items, toys, and cleaning supplies mean a lot for Ukrainian refugees. It gives them hope that they are not forgotten and are loved. Kindness always wins!” Matthew 25 will continue providing this essential support to the impacted region long-term. For a comprehensive report on Matthew 25’s work with Ukraine so far, visit

Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies, for restocking during their response and for future disasters:

Monetary donations:

  • Donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for Ukraine will be used for the purpose intended).

Product donations:

  • Personal care products: Antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion, etc.
  • Paper products: Toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
  • First-aid supplies: Bandages, gauze, pads, first aid tape, antiseptic creams, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, latex gloves, instant cold packs, etc.
  • Clothing: New and gently used clothing
  • Linens: Quilts and bedspreads, comforters, sheets, pillow cases, blankets, etc.
  • Baby and infant supplies: Diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion, etc.

In addition to the Ukraine crisis, Matthew 25 has responded to Tornado outbreaks in the south as well as continuing long-term relief for disasters including the December tornado outbreak, California wildfires, COVID-19 and more. So far in 2022, Matthew 25: Ministries has distributed approximately 7 million pounds of aid domestically and internationally and has helped more than 8 million people in need.

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, 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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