Matthew 25: Ministries Providing Relief Products
for Displaced Ukrainians
MEDIA RELEASE: Michelle Jones, Director of Communications (NOTE: Edited for publication by Chuck Gibson)
BLUE ASH, OH (February 25, 2022) – Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to the developing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine caused by the on-going Russian invasion.
The invasion which began nearly 48 hours ago is escalating and reports indicate more than 100,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Resettlement locations are being prepared to meet the growing number of people seeking refuge.
Matthew 25: Ministries is shipping humanitarian aid and conflict relief to Ukraine for distribution to refugees and people impacted.
Matthew 25 works with partners throughout the year to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine and other areas within the Commonwealth of Independent States, an association of sovereign states formed following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Matthew 25 is working with these partners to provide items such as personal care supplies, paper products, and clothing to Ukraine to assist people who have been displaced.
Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies, for restocking during their response and for future disasters:
– Monetary donations: Donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for Ukraine will be used for the purpose intended).
– Product donations: The following product donations will be accepted at our facility located at 11083 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242:
o Personal care products: Antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion, etc.
o Paper products: Toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
o Clothing: New and gently-used clothing
Matthew 25 responded to multiple disasters in 2021 including the December tornado outbreak, Hurricane Ida, the Haiti earthquake, California wildfires, and more, while continuing their ongoing work with the poorest of the poor worldwide. So far in 2022, Matthew 25: Ministries has distributed approximately 3 million pounds of aid domestically and internationally and helped more than 3.5 million people. M25M has shipped more than 265,000,000 pounds of aid since 1991.
Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and online donations for ongoing humanitarian aid and disaster relief programs, as well as product donation support. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility.