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Matthew 25: Ministries Inc

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Causes: International

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.

Community Stories

137 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A devoted, well-managed charity that I support financially and contribute my time when I can. Probably the best non-profit I've ever been associated wth.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had previously dropped off donations to M25M but had never volunteered time until last Friday. My wife, Kathy, grandaughter, Loren Cook, and I worked about 4 hours helping sort and load donations bound for Hurricane Harvey victims. Loren has worked several times and wanted to help so Kathy and I decided to tag along. It was a very rewarding experience to say the least. Your leader employees were very professional and kind. Meeting other volunteers and people arriving with loads of donations was very exhilarating. We will definitely be back to help.

Carol G.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work with a group of Cincinnati AARP volunteers. We help out once a month at Matthew 25 Ministries. From the moment you walk in the door, you can see they're doing great things.

We participate in a different activity each time we go. We've helped unload and sort donations for hurricane victims. We've sorted pill containers, clothing, food, household items, and more.

I know our contributions seem small sometimes, but each volunteer who works there is doing a small part to get food, clothing, medical supplies and other necessities to people who need them all over the world. #AARPCincyvolunteers

HollyM

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that truly makes strategic decisions to help those in need across the world! I had the opportunity to work side by side the M25M leadership team during a recent mission trip to Haiti. Not only do they help provide the basic necessities for those in need, but also strive to develop individuals so they can make a bigger impact on their community. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to volunteer for such a worthwhile, impactful organization as Matthew 25: Ministries!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Recently had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with this group in Haiti. As a former social worker, I can tell you first hand that this organization focuses on working from the right end of every issue they tackle. Hand ups not handouts, job skills training, and a focus on accountability with every group they serve, are just a few of the ways this nonprofit makes real and lasting change. The scale and broad scope of their global impact is a testament to their effectiveness as an organization. It was an honor and a privilege to serve beside them.

Lynn D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ever wonder where your items or money goes when you donate to a Charity? You can rest assured at Matthew 25 Ministries everything and anything you donate is utilized to help others. I was able to Volunteer in Haiti and see first hand the difference they are making impacting the lives of adults and children. It is a true blessing to be part of a Charity that lives up to it's name.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

M25 is an amazing organization! I was recently lucky enough to spend a few days in Haiti with them as a volunteer. It was life changing experience, not only for me but for the children in the orphanage. M25 is giving these children the tools to create a brighter future not only for themselves but their community as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

M25M embodies everything a non-profit should be! Totally devoted to it's mission to help the poorest of the poor it seems that everyone there - staff and volunteers alike gain real satisfaction in their contributions and greatly enjoy knowing the impact of their collective work. Over 99% of in-kind gifts of money and goods go to those it exists to those in need that it exists to serve. It is my non-profit of choice for donations as I know it gets applied as I would wish. Volunteering there, as we do, makes us feel like part of a caring family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have such a wonderful and empowering time whenever I'm there. It's amazing to see all the hard work the volunteers and staff put in and how far they reach out.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are so glad and thankful to have the Matthew 25 program at Junior Elementary! The coats, camp, supplies, and work that was done this summer was amazing. Thank you so much for the impact you have made on our students and community!

Carman L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of volunteering with M25M at the warehouse, for the Kid Again party, and part of a Medical Mission Trip to Haiti and Puerto Rico. Every time I show up, I am greeted warming and feel appreciated for the time and job that I perform. I appreciate that at the warehouse I can bring my family to help serve as well. As a Medical professional I am able to participate in Medical Relief efforts and see first hand how they treat everyone with dignity, respect and compassion in their time of need. I have volunteered with many organizations in the past but I hope that I will be able to volunteer with M25M for many years to come.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They have provided supplies for our school and our families. This summer they presented a wonderful camp and the volunteers painted and helped clean up our school. Last week they came and gave each child in our school coats, hats, gloves and scarves. My kindergarten students could not have been happier. It was touching to see how much this gift meant to these five year olds. They provide a positive vibe when they step into our school. I appreciate their energy and selfless giving.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 has been a God send to our small school! They provided labor this summer as they helped us paint and clean (with our small staff, having their muscle was very important and time saving). They also ran a two-week camp which served many of our students in grades K-4; and our kids LOVED it!! Most recently, they delivered coats, scarves, hats, and gloves to EVERY child at Junior Elementary School. The coats were beautiful (an inside jacket to be worn on cool days and a heavier outer coat for cold weather). The scarves were hand made for EACH child. The hats and gloves are new and attractive. Each child in our school received the brand-new coat of their choice! These were not hand-me-downs, not used from Heart and Hand or the Salvation Army. I cannot tell you what a difference a brand new coat, hand made scarf, new hat and gloves makes in the life of a child who does not normally receive new items. Thank you, Matthew 25! Charla Reger, Teacher

Mark L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love the passion that this organization has to obey God's heart to care for the poor! My church volunteers here regularly, and I'm always grateful and blessed to be a part of this ministry!

Leah W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 is a great ministry that helps so many. My daughter & I both really enjoyed volunteering & seeing everything that goes into their day to day & all they do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization goes above and beyond in their commitment to serving those in need locally and globally. I am continually in awe of how many different ways they meet the needs of people around the world and also how they engage the local community. Their staff is very professional and personable and everything they do is done with excellence. I can't speak highly enough of Matthew 25: Ministries!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 is an excellent nonprofit! They are always ready to respond with to help those in need, to provide supplies and to spread love. I've always been so impressed with the many way they reach out locally and all over the world. I regularly donate and will continue to do so.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Matthew 25: Ministries since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. I have had the privilege of serving as a nurse on the medical team multiple times since then.
I encourage everyone to donate, volunteer or work with Matthew 25 in any capacity that they are able. I can attest that 100% of the donations are used for their intended purpose.
I value that this organization assists both in the US and abroad.
I have personally witnessed orphans in Haiti flourish with proper housing, education, nutrition, health care and the like; all provided by the Matthew 25 staff and volunteers.
I consider donating and volunteering for this organization as some of the most fulfilling experiences of my life!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot think of a better nonprofit organization than Matthew 25: Ministries. I had the honor of getting involved with this organization after the tragic earthquake in Haiti in February, 2010. Since that time, I have been an active part of their Medical Mission Team as a volunteer. I have been treated with professionalism and respect throughout all of my experiences. I have heard nothing but positive responses from other people who have had contact with Matthew 25 as well. I am most impressed by this organizations efficiency and ability to effectively use 99% cash and in-kind donations toward their programs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 Ministries in Blue Ash, Ohio is an amazing nonprofit organization!
Our community always comes together to volunteer for them year round, but especially when disaster strikes.
Wherever and whenever there are people in need, M25M is there to help.
Sending supplies to hurricane devastated cities and towns. Something as simple as clean clothes with Tide Loads of Hope is just one of many selfless labors M25M provides.
Even traveling abroad to poverty stricken regions to provide life saving vaccinations to those in need.
I have never seen severe weather strike, and not had an immediate response from the great people at Matthew 25 Ministries!
Thank you for all that you do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have worked with Matthew 25: Ministries for 15 years and I can personally attest to the incredible work they do with the poor and needy in the community as well as abroad. Our organization would not be able to do what we do without the love and support of Matthew 25 and for that we are forever grateful. It has been an immense pleasure working with and getting to know the incredible team behind Matthew 25.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 is top notch organization that continuously strives to help others. Matthew 25 provides support to the Barbour County School system in West Virginia. School supplies are sent to us several times a year through their organization. These supplies are greatly appreciated due to our low socio economic status. They also spent a week at Junior Elementary School making improvements to our school. A camp was held during that week that got students involved in academics and fun activities.