Two-hundred Fifty Million Pounds of Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Delivered by Matthew 25 Ministries to Those in Need Since 1991

NEWS RELEASE: Michelle Jones, Director of Communications- M25M

CINCINNATI, OH (April 23, 2021) – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located at 11060 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash, OH, shipped their 250,000,000th pound of aid on Wednesday, April 21st. This achievement comes during a season filled with milestones – in 2020, Matthew 25 shipped their 12,000th truckload of aid and surpassed $2.5 billion dollars’ worth of product shipped since 1991.

A Matthew 25 Ministries trailer used for shipping relief aid items (File Photo Chuck Gibson)

Matthew 25: Ministries began as the result of a trip Founder Reverend Wendell Mettey made with a group of doctors and nurses to Nicaragua in 1990. Moved by the extreme poverty conditions he saw, Reverend Mettey vowed to help the people of Nicaragua and others in similar need. Upon his return, Reverend Mettey began collecting products which were deemed no longer useful by U.S. corporations and distributing these supplies to those in need. Since 1991, Matthew 25’s distribution activities have expanded to include partners in Greater Cincinnati, as well as partners throughout the United States and around the world. 

The 250,000,000 pounds of clothing, medical supplies, personal care items, school supplies, food, household items, cleaning products, reblended paint and micro-enterprise supplies shipped by Matthew 25 have been distributed in approximately 70 countries worldwide and helped hundreds of millions of people. 

M25M CEO Tim Mettey utilizes the forklift to transport items for Haiti relief aid shipment (File Photo Chuck Gibson)

“We are excited to be celebrating this incredible milestone of shipping our 250,000,000th pound of aid,” said M25M CEO Tim Mettey. “As a result of these shipments of supplies, we have helped people in need here in our own community, throughout the U.S., and around the world. I’m so very thankful for all of the people and organizations who have come alongside us throughout the years to make this work possible.”

For the most current information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ activities please, visit their website or follow Matthew 25 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing humanitarian aid and disaster relief programs. All designated funds are used for the purpose intended.