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Matthew 25: Ministries Inc

Rating: 4.91 stars   76 reviews 5,849

Nonprofit Issues:

International

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

Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I went on a mission trip with M25M recently to West Virginia to do maintenance work on two schools. This is the 11th year for M25M to help with one of the two schools, the second school they have recently taken on. The work they have done and continue to do help with keeping this school open. The children who attend benefit immensely from the hours of time the volunteers put in. It's AMAZING what M25M has accomplished. It was exhausting but every minute and sore muscle was worth it.
M25M is, in my opinion, a very well run charity organization. When donating your time or money or both, you have the comfort in knowing that every minute and every dime is going where it should - to help those in need.
I can't wait to go back to WV and continue helping. Trust in a charity organization is a must and M25M is the most trustworthy charity organization I've had the pleasure of being involved with.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Matthew 25 is an amazing organization! I just spent a week with them in the Appalachia helping a needy school. We did maintenance work inside and outside the school building and helped run a day camp for the students. I witnessed first hand how these children have been touched by Matthew 25. I met some wonderful volunteers and I can't say enough about the Matthew 25 staff, they are simply the best!

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Rating: 5 stars  

What an amazing organization! Just came back from an Appalachia mission trip to WV and had a wonderful experience. So much work and love put into maintenence of 2 schools and an educational day camp for the kids. Sign me up for next year already so I can hug those kiddos some more!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered here at Matthew 25 in sharonville,OH. It is a wonderful enviroment that even on its slowest days screams success and productivity.
The staff here are hard working, especially my favorite manager Barbie Merritt.

It is managers like Barbie that inspire genuine purpose and helping the less fortunate that make Matthew 25 Ministries such a unique and fun way of helping the community and world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the incredible experience of going on a Medical mission trip with Matthew 25 Ministries. The experience exceeded my expectations. From a humanitarian perspective, I was overwhelmed by the people, many children, in need of medical attention, basic needs, and love. I was extremely impressed with the organization and leadership of Matthew 25 Ministries. They are truly experts and leaders in this space. The trip was well planned, communicated, and went very smoothly. They utilized all of their valuable resources extremely well and efficiently. I was exhausted by the long days and hard work but that was more than replaced with a very full heart. I have utmost respect for Matthew 25 Ministries, their work, and the leadership team. Outstanding!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just returned from a mission trip to Haiti with Matthew 25. It was amazing and heartbreaking at the same time. The love, care and aid that Matthew 25 provided to the Haitians was incredible. I was equally impressed by the sustainable solutions that they are working toward to help educate and prepare children and young people to earn a living and help support themselves and their families. That is what will really change the world!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My husband and I have supported this organization for years. We know that our money is used wisely and for its intended purposes. The outreach programs touch people in Cincinnati and surrounding suburbs as well and people in cities nationwide who have felt the devastation caused by natural disasters. The international efforts of Matthew 25 Ministries reach poverty stricken countries in many ways. Where there is a need, they are there.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is the best! They reach out locally, nationally and internationally. They have been quick to respond to disasters and continually support the less fortunate in our area. I have been a volunteer at their facility and am amazed at how they wisely use donated items. In our time of ecological awareness their ability to reuse what other people and companies are unable to use, is amazing.

The volunteer opportunities are enjoyed by all ages. Our grandchildren ages 2-7yr have been kept busy along with many other ages of people. The staff in the warehouse are very friendly and organized. Never have I seen idol volunteers.

Because of what we have seen and know of this ministry, my husband and I have been donors for quite a few years. We are very confident that our money is used for its intended purpose...to help those in need.

Great company with great vision and big hearts!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Can't think of a thing that I would change.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

M25M is a well run organization, and as a donor, I am very confident the money given is used for its intended purposes. This organization not only reaches out to third world countries but also helps locally on an ongoing basis and they are quick to respond to disasters in the United States. The staff at M25M encourages people to volunteer time, money and resources in such a way that everyone feels that they are contributing to the betterment of our city, state, country and world.

I have volunteered at their main facility and each time I am amazed at the way that M25M uses the donations from individuals and organizations. As visionaries the staff is able to find a use for almost everything that is given to them which, while helping others, also decreases items that might be landfill bound.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am an exchange student from Shanghai, China. I have been in America for about one week. Today I came here with my classmates and group members to do some volunteering work which is a part of our summer camp experience.
I have already tried to do some volunteering work in China like helping the tourists to buy their subway tickets and show them the right way to the places they would like to go to. But my experience today is completely different here.
We went to see a exhibition about how destructive some natural disasters could be, like tsunami, earthquake and tornadoes. Then we got to know the terrible living condition of the poor in Nicaragua. At last, we are told the history of M25M. The exhibition is so touching and inspiring that I truly feel sorry for those people who are now still suffering. Then we were asked to pick out the clothing for medical using which is still useful and throw away those broken ones. I didn't feel it disgusting at all. I was so focused to the work that I didn't realize the time.
I once heard a song called 'Man in the mirror' by Michael Jackson. It's call is that one should change oneself first, thus being able to make the world a better place. I was really inspired by that song. It told me not to be selfish or satisfied with the current condition. We should always care about the whole world and mankind, no matter where something bad take place, show our faithful love to those who suffer from disaster and poverty. That's what W25W has told me as well through today's work. Even if this is my first time to volunteer here and it only took one hour, it was really a big and profound lesson. I really appreciate the founders and the clients of this charity. They are very kind and responsible for the people in need. And I would love to be back and be honored to volunteer here again.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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?

2014

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