More than 265 Million Pounds of Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Delivered to Those in Need Since 1991

FEBRUARY 23, 2022  CINCINNATI, OH –  Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located at 11060 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash, OH, has shipped more than 265,000,000 pounds of aid since 1991.

During a trip to Nicaragua in 1990, Founder Reverend Wendell Mettey felt compelled to help the people of Nicaragua after seeing the devastating poverty conditions. Upon returning to the United States, Reverend Mettey began collecting products from corporations and distributing the products to those in need.  His experience in material handling enabled him to develop an efficient system to rescue and reuse food, clothing, personal care, cleaning, medical and educational supplies which were off-spec, over-stocked, or unable to be sold for other reasons, and distribute these products to people in desperate need.

Since its founding in 1991, Matthew 25: Ministries has grown from a small suitcase ministry into an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization distributing more than 15 million pounds of products and helping more than 20 million people each year locally, nationally and internationally.

In 2021, Matthew 25: Ministries shipped more than 975 containers of humanitarian aid and disaster relief. These shipments included over 19 million pounds of desperately needed items such as clothing, medical supplies, personal care items, COVID-19 supplies, household items, and more.

“Our distributions of supplies have helped hundreds of millions of people in need here in our own community, throughout the U.S., and around the world,” says Matthew 25: Ministries’ CEO Tim Mettey. “We are so very thankful for the generous financial, product, and volunteer support we receive from people, businesses, and organizations who have chosen to partner with us to care for those 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.

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing humanitarian aid and disaster relief programs. All designated funds are used for the purpose intended. For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts or to schedule an interview, please contact Michelle Jones or call (513) 793-6256.

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 100 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, call (513) 793-6256 or visit

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