Matthew 25: Ministries

Matthew 25: Ministries provides nutritional food to the hungry, clean water to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, affordable shelter to the homeless, medical care to the ill, and humanitarian supplies to those in need.

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Established: 1991

Mission: Matthew 25: Ministries provides provides food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, shelter to the homeless, disaster relief and humanitarian supplies to those in need.

Serving Our Community:

Matthew 25: Ministries is a humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati. Matthew 25: Ministries’ programs fall into four major categories: humanitarian aid, disaster relief services, manufacturing, and special programs. For more than 25 years, Matthew 25 has demonstrated a tireless dedication to serving the poorest of the poor and disaster victims, helping more than 18,000,000 people each year. In 2020, Matthew 25 has provided millions of pounds of PPE and other safety and hygiene supplies to front line and essential workers during COVID-19, provided disaster relief to people affected by derechos, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires and continued our core mission of providing desperately needed aid to the poorest of the poor worldwide. Over 3 million pounds of aid has been distributed in Greater Cincinnati in 2020. Matthew 25 is highly ranked for efficiency, effectiveness, and ethics.


Tim Mettey, Chief Executive Officer; Karen Otto, Vice President; Butch Elfers, Chief Financial Officer; Joodi Archer, Development and Media Director; Mark Creamer, Director, IT Operations; Lauren Fogle, Creative Director; Ben Williams, Disaster Relief Coordinator; Barbie Merritt, Corporate Communications; Michelle Jones, Marketing Manager; Ariana Ruiz, Director of Social Engagement

Michael Brandy, Board Chair, President Brandicorp; Linda Tracy Gill, Treasurer; Michelle Goret; Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz; Deborah Hayes; Donald E. Jones; Eric Niemeyer; Martha Orabella; Jim Russell; Michael Staudinger; Douglas Thomson, Secretary; Harry Yeaggy

Other Ways to Help:

  • Interested donors can support Matthew 25: Ministries in the way that works best for them (visit for details).
  • Donate Finances: Fund disaster relief and humanitarian aid programs in Greater Cincinnati, throughout the US or around the world.
  • Donate Products: Corporations, groups and individuals can donate new and gently used items (see for a complete list of categories accepted).
  • Donate Time: Volunteer for a hands-on experience that encourages active participation and provides a sense of deep satisfaction and accomplishment when finished. Visit Matthew 25’s volunteer page for more details.

11060 Kenwood Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 793-6256

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