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  

I first became aware of M25M a few years ago when i celebrated my birthday by having guests bring canned goods as "gifts", which we then donated to M25M. From that small start i now have the oppty to work with M25M as part of my role in P&G where we donate products whenever possible, especially in help of disaster relief. And approximately two years ago I was honored to join the Board at M25M. Thsi past June I was blessed to join the M25M team on a medical mission trip to Haiti. Working closely with such caring individuals just reinforced to me the outstanding nature of the M25M organzation and the people who work in and around it.

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About 15 years ago I was at a time in my life that I wanted to "give something back". A friend told me about M25M. To check them out I joined them in a mission trip to Nicaragua. I saw the "poorest of the poor" and that M25M was making a difference. Since then, as a board member, I have seen their continuing growth in aid both around the world and at home, in sustainable support and in disaster relief.

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I found about M25M 10 years ago thru a close friend, Mike Brandy. I have technical skills and the ministry needed those skills to prduce notebooks for kids to use threw out the world. What I found was a great organization that is HELPING people thru out the world. It is simply oridinary people doing ordinary things extraordinarly well. I have been personlly rewared in finding such a great organization to donate my time and energy. Anyone that tours M25M will feel and sense the same feeling as I do.

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Over 20 years ago, a friend asked me if, as a CPA, I would donate my time to prepare a tax return for a new non profit start-up that collected usable, but discarded corporate inventory and distributed it to the poor. That decision was one of the best I have made in my long history of volunteering with non profit organizations. I am so proud and humbled to be able to participate as a Board Member and Treasurer, and see the efficiency and care in all areas of the operation provided by its dedicated and creative staff. I have volunteered as a clothing sorter several times, and heartily recommend this experience to friends and family who are looking for a good place to give back. I am impressed with the courtesy, respect and friendship extended to each volunteer. Over 80,000 volunteer hours were recorded in 2011 alone.

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I have been involved with Matthew 25 since 2000. My first experience was as a volunteer where I would sort items and prepare them for shipment. I have been a board member since 2005. I am continually impressed with the leadership and staff. Not only do they truly care about the poorest of the poor but they are wise stewarts of every dollar or like kind donation that is received. A staff has been assembled at Matthew 25 that is second to none.

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It is an honor to serve as the chairman of the board for Matthew 25: Ministries. What I love about M25M is the efficiency of this organization-more than 99% of cash and in-kind donations go towards programs and directly helping people. They are able to reach millions of people each year--15.5 million in 2011 alone around the world and here in the United States. Truly what makes M25M special is the leadership, staff and volunteers.

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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