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Matthew 25: Ministries Inc

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Address:

11060 Kenwood Rd Cincinnati OH 45242 USA

Mission:

The mission of Matthew 25: Ministries is to fulfill Matthew 25:34-40 by providing nutritional food to the hungry, clean water to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, shelter to the homeless, medical care to the ill, and humanitarian supplies to prisoners. "As you did it to the least of these my brothers and sisters, you did it to me" (Matthew 25:40).

Results:

Thank you to everyone who supports Matthew 25: Ministries' work with the poorest of the poor! With the generous support of our volunteers and donors, Matthew 25 distributed record-breaking amounts of humanitarian aid to the poorest of the poor in our community, our country and our world in 2011. THANK YOU for being a part of our work! In 2011, Matthew 25: Ministries: •Shipped 621 forty-foot containers of humanitarian aid and disaster relief. •Shipped more than 13 million pounds of desperately needed supplies (20% of these products stayed in the U.S.). •Helped more than 15 million people in Greater Cincinnati, throughout the United States and around the world. •Responded to the earthquake/tsunami in Japan, tornadoes in the southern region of the United States, and flooding in Nicaragua and other parts of Central America. •Celebrated 20 years of service and shipped our 100 millionth pound of aid. •Was ranked #1 by Forbes and Charity Navigator for efficiency. •Produced 3,324,265 meals in our Food Processing Center, 1 million of which went to Japan.

Programs:

Humanitarian Aid Organization Matthew 25: Ministries is a humanitarian aid organization that helps more than 11 million people around the world each year and sends more than 10 million pounds of aid such as food, personal care items, medical supplies, and other products to the poorest of the poor. We work with corporations, organizations and individuals to provide much needed aid to the poor and fight against world poverty . Our HUMANITARIAN RELIEF Products Matthew 25: Ministries provides humanitarian relief to the poor by collecting product donations from corporations, organizations, and individuals. With the help of our volunteers, M25M evaluates, categorizes, sorts, and processes these donated items before shipping them to those in need. These steps ensure that the products meet social, legal, and cultural requirements of the area. The donated items range from personal to community supplies, food, clothing, and medical aid. These donations help those in impoverished areas of Greater Cincinnati, throughout the U.S. , and around the world. Our Humanitarian Aid Partners In order to reach as many people as possible, Matthew 25: Ministries partners with non-profit organizations in the recipient location. This helps keep costs down. Through these relationships we ensure that donated goods are shipped to places with true need and distributed by people who are familiar with the area. Matthew 25: Ministries works with more than 20 organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area, groups throughout the United States including Appalachia and the American Indians, and in over 35 countries worldwide. Disaster Response In disaster situations, time is a precious commodity and implementing an effective disaster response is critical. Matthew 25: Ministries is constantly monitoring its readiness to meet the needs of a sudden disaster. This includes maintaining the facilities and resources needed, as well as being ready to engage disaster relief volunteers from the local community who want to help provide relief to the victims. Disaster Support Process In order to provide the most effective disaster support possible, supplies must be sorted prior to being shipped. When aid products reach the devastated area, they need to be ready for immediate distribution. Matthew 25: Ministries ships only pre-sorted, pre-processed items that are culturally and seasonally appropriate to the disaster area. This ensures that the products will bring relief to the victims instead of creating additional work for the responders in the area. According to UNDRO (United Nations Disaster Relief Organization), "The impulsive generosity of governments, organizations, and individuals alike can cause as much chaos and confusion as the disaster itself." Natural Disaster Relief Matthew 25: Ministries has responded to a wide variety of natural disasters including cyclones, tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, windstorms, and droughts. Most recently, Matthew 25: Ministries has been shipping disaster relief products to Japan in response to the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.

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Reviews for Matthew 25: Ministries Inc

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

We donate clothes and household items regularly to Matthew 25. They have always been so gracious and appreciative. We are so proud to have an organization like Matthew 25 in Cincinnati serving our community and the world. They do so much good work.

 
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I recently had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Haiti and can't wait to go back. What M25 does for the orphanage that we visited was tremendous and that's just a small portion of what they do there. The people they help, touch and minister to is more than I can put into words. I will continue to support M25 in every way I can and will continue to go on missions as long as I'm allowed to participate.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Cincinnati is very proud to have Matthew:25 representing its philanthropic efforts. M25 defines everything you want in a charity-always responsive, available, and giving in so many geographies and walks of life. They make us want to contribute to their causes.

 
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I have known about Matthew 25 Ministries for quite some time now, and I follow their charitable activities. They do a wonderful work, and they are a true inspiration!

 
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Matthew 25: Ministries is one of the most outstanding organizations with which I've had the privilege of working. The nonprofit is truly committed to its mission, helps major companies provide a charitable outlet to their employees, is well organized and staffed with wonderful people. I've had the honor of working with them on several occasions and everyone is always super responsive and their commitment to serving the poorest of the poor is evident. My 8 year old daughter even chose to spend her birthday volunteering there. I hope they keep up their good work for decades to come.

 
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I was first introduced to Matthew 25: Ministries through my company, which is a major contributor of clothing, first aid supplies, fabric and other items that the company no longer has a business use for. It has always amazed me how M25M finds value for every possible item that is discarded AND operates at an efficiency that allows 99% of all cash and in-kind donations to go towards programs. In 2011, I was able to experience the magnitude of M25M's direct impact on the poor by accompanying a team from M25M to Haiti. It was a life-changing experience and I look forward to returning again this year to distribute desperately needed clothing and medical care. In short, the world is a better place because of Matthew 25: Ministries and Cincinnati is lucky to be home to such an amazing organization.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Matthew 25 Ministries goes above and beyond in all they do. I feel so blessed to have made contact with them . Wonderful ministry and volunteers !! Definitely a great non profit ! Keep up all the wonderful work you do !!

 
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What a fantastic organization. Ive been impressed with Matthew 25 since I've started volunteering for them. Last year, I ran the 5k and it was such a different energy than most other 5k's I've participated in. Everyone was there to support the organization and there was such a feeling of pride for M25M. It was so great. This year, Ive had the opportunity to travel with them on one of their mission trips and I'll just tell you, after seeing some of the inner workings of the organization I am more impressed still! M25M is a wonderful non profit and they are very good at what they do. From what I witnessed, the people that work with M25M, are also proud to be a part of the team and to me that speaks volumes. I will continue to volunteer and would love to travel on more of their mission trips.

 
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What a wonderful organization! I have volunteered here several times over the years and participated in there 5K run. I am continually impressed by the professionalism and friendliness. Everything they do is very well organized and people of all ages can volunteer in some way! I have also had the pleasure of learning more about what M25M does and consistently see them operating with integrity, love, and compassion. Keep up the wonderful work you do aiding the poorest of the poor.

 
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Matthew 25: Ministries is such a wonderful organization from the staff , volunteers, the facilities and their great big hearts! We are very blessed to have such an organization locally and I love volunteering there and being a part of a great cause to make the world that much better. M25M = Kindness, plain and simple.

 
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My family recently went on Matthew 25's annual trip to WV, it was amazing! We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to be able to serve together as a family. We were so impressed by M25's organization and the passion they have for serving the children in the area. We loved helping the school and helping with the camp and the kids. It was truly a great experience and we hope to return next year. Great job M25, you all rock!

 
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