Matthew 25: Ministries Inc

Rating: 4.91 stars   76 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

One of my favorite things about Matthew 25 is that they have an incredible impact both locally and globally. Their ministry is multi-faceted - they provide aid and relief in so many different ways and are always coming up with new methods to help people in need. From my experience, everything they do is done efficiently and with excellence. Their staff is passionate about their work and they do an incredible job of organizing volunteers in order to make an even greater impact!

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

MATTHEW 25 has been a God send for our school and community. We are a small rural school and don't get much support. They provide our students with coats, gloves, and hats. They make sure our students start each school year in a clean building. That is just a few of the things they do for us. The people who come to our school are very kind to our students and staff. I really appriciate all the time and effort they put into us.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Matthew 25 has been a blessing to my school and community. I am a principal in a rural school in West Virginia. Matthew 25 has been bringing volunteers to the school every summer for many years. I don't know what we would do without them. They clean, paint, tile the floors, do maintenance, etc. They also do a week long summer day camp for the students. It is a great week! Matthew 25 also brings us classroom and cleaning supplies. Every winter, they bring winter coats for each student in the school. If it was not for Matthew 25, I don't think the school would be open. As I said before, we are very blessed to have them has a partner and a friend.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

Since All the reviews written here are done so by Board members and their friends I would like to ask a question. What justifies a charity, such as yours, to take donations from hard working people and then pay an exorbitant salary to the CEO? Oh, and please respond with a better answer than, "He deserves it."

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2012

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joodi (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We appreciate your concerns regarding responsible administration of donations. This is a commitment Matthew 25: Ministries takes very seriously. We would encourage you to review Forbes’ listing of the 100 largest US Charities http://www.forbes.com/top-charities/list/ where Matthew 25: Ministries is ranked #81. A review of similarly sized charities from this list will confirm that Matthew 25: Ministries' Founder and President is compensated at the very lowest end of the salary scale. Matthew 25: Ministries' reviews come from many sources including Board members. Currently, 59% come from volunteers, 27% from Board members and 14% from other sources. Matthew 25: Ministries encourages everyone who visits Matthew 25: Ministries to share their experience on Great Nonprofits, so Matthew 25's testimonials are very diverse. If you have not visited Matthew 25: Ministries, we would appreciate the opportunity to tour you through our facility so you can see the efficiency and effectiveness of our work.

joodi (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

At Matthew 25, we appreciate your concerns regarding responsible administration of donations. This is a commitment Matthew 25: Ministries takes very seriously. We would encourage you to review Forbes’ listing of the 100 largest US Charities http://www.forbes.com/top-charities/list/ where Matthew 25: Ministries is ranked #81. A review of similarly sized charities from this list will confirm that Matthew 25: Ministries' Founder and President is compensated at the very lowest end of the salary scale. Matthew 25: Ministries' reviews come from many sources including Board members. Currently, 59% come from volunteers, 27% from Board members and 14% from other sources. Matthew 25: Ministries encourages everyone who visits Matthew 25: Ministries to share their experience on Great Nonprofits, so Matthew 25's testimonials are very diverse. If you have not visited Matthew 25: Ministries, we would appreciate the opportunity to tour you through our facility so you can see the efficiency and effectiveness of our work.

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