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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.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for Covap, Inc. Covap, Inc. is a Bulk Mail Fulfillment house. I have been working with Mathew 25 Ministries on their mailings for the past three and a half years. On so many different levels it has been a fulfilling and rewarding experience. To watch these professionals do the work that they do, the passion and the expertise that they bring to that work is amazing.

I believe in Mathew 25 Ministries' mission, because the Mathew 25 personnel believe in it and they do an incredible job of communicating that passion of purpose to everything they do and everyone they interact with. I take great pride in he company I work for and the same pride in the companies I work with. Mathew 25 Ministries is at the very top of my list. These people believe in what they are doing and they communicate that belief well. They inspire you to be better than you are.

Many of the non-profits I work with don't dot all the I's or cross all the T's. The way the people at Mathew 25 Ministries approach their jobs, the I's and the T's are always dotted and crossed. They are passionate about using the monies that are donated in the most cost efficient ways possible.

I simply cannot say enough about Mathew 25 Ministries, how they do what they do and how bright and responsive the people that work there are. I am proud to be associated with them both in a business relationship and on a personal basis. I have heard it said that it is easy to work with the best.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a volunteer at Matthew 25: Ministries and as a professional who has worked for and with a number of non-profits through my career, I wholehearted give this organization a "thumbs-up," a # 10 in organizational strategies, in education others about their mission, in actualizing and providing accountability of their mission in the United States and throughout the world. They use very effective media/means to teach the public about natural disasters, the tremendous needs of "the poorest of the poor" of our country and the world. Matthew 25 is an organization that depends on volunteers (church groups, school children, families and individuals) as well as partnerships with business. They are well organized and during such crisis as the Haiti earthquake were able to handle up to 800 volunteers in one day. All who assist at Matthew 25 are warmly received and appreciated. While Matthew 25 is a non-profit who looks to others for donations to their mission, the board and administration take initiatives to raise money with such things as a golf event, a 5k run or the publication of books. I don't know if there is any other non-profit that has been so effective in rallying people to their mission as Matthew 25 has been. In addition, it is a most cost-effective, well-organized and managed organization. Matthew 25: Ministries provides opportunities for people in the greater Cincinnati area (and beyond) give our time and talent to help the poor of the world and to lend a hand in times of natural disasters.

This non-profit is multi-faceted: providing clothing and food to those in need, providing personal care items and other items at times of natural disasters, school supplies and clothes to children in poor countries, health care to families in Haiti, job opportunities for those who may need extra consideration at a particular time in their life.