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Help Pack Goods for the Less Fortunate throughout the World

The highest level of charity is providing anonymously for those whom we have not met.

Not everyone is as fortunate as we are in Cincinnati, OH. Hurricanes and other natural disasters leave many individuals without basic necessities such as clothing, cleaning supplies, first aid, non-perishable food, water, personal care products, baby/infant supplies and blankets.  So does everyday life in impoverished lands.

Feel free to donate supplies - although that is not what this Meetup is about.

We have been fortunate to arrange two 2-hour shifts to help the fine people at Matthew 25 Ministries pack goods for the less fortunate throughout the world. The demand is never-ending and we have scheduled the following two time slots on March 2, 2013 (Saturday):

9:00 - 11:00 am         11:30-1:30 pm

(plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early)

We will be working in a warehouse environment with many other people, so dress appropriately. There is parking at the Kenwood Rd. facility and also nearby if there is overflow.

We did this once before and we were hugely successful.  Because there is such a huge demand for people wanting to volunteer (100s per week), we have been allotted 40 spaces for each time (80 people total); this represents a 33% boost from our original amount [we had 67 show up last time].  9-11 am time slot is full - all unassigned and new people are automatically in the[masked] time slot.

Even though M25M is a religious-based organization, do not feel that your particular beliefs should be an impediment for participating. Everyone is welcome and this is a wonderful thing for us to do - and a little bit different.

When you sign up, please let me know what time works best for you, or put “either time works” and I will slot you in.  If you want to bring children, they are welcome.  We need to know their ages (17 and younger) so they can be slotted ahead of time in age-appropriate sections of the warehouse.

On behalf of Matthew 25 Ministries and the people they serve, thank you for sharing your time.

Rick

 

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  • Richard

    All of your comments are too kind. The Matthew 25 Ministries is an incredibly impressive organization, and they are one of the most impressive groups in America. As you could easily see, they have significant backlog of inventory to be distributed. They asked me to convey their thanks again, and they love it when we come since we are not only large, but very productive.

    Feel free to convey your thoughts to Scotty, and if you have other charitable organizations you would like to work with, run them by him and he is very good about giving you the support you need to help them succeed.

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Regine S.

    This was a fun event.

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • marcia

    this was a wonderful exp. to help others in need-such an enlightening mission-have never been to Matthew 25 ministries..
    A neat group of people in 11:30-1:30 to meet and socialize with as we helped those in need. I would Love to do again to help out!!

    2 · March 3, 2013

  • marcia

    THANK YOU RICHARD!!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Richard

    15 containers / crates by 62 people - thx all of you

    1 · March 2, 2013

    • Karen

      Thanks for organizing.

      2 · March 2, 2013

  • Nancy

    Thanks for organizing this Ric. I had not been to Matthew 25 Ministries before - it was quite impressive. It was a pleasure to help out.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Bob M.

    I had a great time

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to see you. Thank you Ric

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • David S.

    Those two hours went by quick! Good laughter & good company means a good time! Thanks Ric.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Karen

    Loved it

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Pam R.

    This was a very good meet up for a very good cause. My grandson asked if we could do it again.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Patti

    Great way to spend a cold, cloudy March Saturday.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Fran K.

    It's always great to join a group that enjoys serving the needy. Kudos to Ric for his hard work.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Becky V.

    Awesome experience!

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Catherine F.

    Ric does an amazing job at organizing this! It was a great experience.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • kathy

    I am afraid I have to cancel my 11:30 spot. Have had the stomach bug last couple days. Was looking forward to this. Sorry to have to miss it. I hope you'll do this again.

    March 2, 2013

  • Richard

    [masked] (39)

    Mike
    Margaret - 1
    Margaret - 2
    Greg Newell
    Rita W - 1
    Rita W - 2 (15)
    Catherine Fasano
    Rebecca VD
    lisa k
    Molly
    Chris Klein
    Roger C
    Wm David Smith
    Patti
    Kristen
    Bridget David
    Melissa Redman
    Nyleen -1
    Nyleen -2 (17)
    Suko
    JaniceAlvarado
    C J
    Fran Kelley
    Chris Henties
    Denver Little
    David Marsh
    Kathy (Klein)
    Evie - 1
    Evie - 2
    Kathi Meyer
    Karen
    Regine Scheidt
    John Hindery - 1
    John Hindery - 2
    John Hindery - 3
    Colleen G
    Bob Morrison
    debbie phelps
    Kim

    March 1, 2013

  • Richard

    [masked] (34)

    Jenn - 1
    Jenn - 2
    kathy
    Pam Reckelhoff - 1
    Pam Reckelhoff - 2
    Pam Reckelhoff - 3 (16)
    Wendy - 1
    Wendy - 2 (13)
    Maggie Ramirez - 1
    Maggie Ramirez - 2 (17)
    Nancy S.
    Jim - 1
    Jim - 2
    Cindy Listerman
    Yargerdave
    Eric Bourgeois -1
    Eric Bourgeois -2 (9)
    Karen A.
    Charmaine
    Elaine
    Lori
    Lynn Hillman - 1
    Sophia Ziburtovicz
    Nancy W.
    marcia
    nicholas geiger
    Marla
    Christy Lucas
    Jules Camardo
    Pam
    Ellen
    Sheila
    lawrence brassie
    Andy

    March 1, 2013

  • robb a.

    sorry, scotty, my son and grandson came down unexpectedly from findlay. good luck

    robb

    March 1, 2013

  • Adriana

    I may have to back out for Saturday. Unfortunately I have come down with something and am feeling very sick. If I am better by Saturday I'll still come but wanted to let you know what was going on. Don't want to get any one else sick.

    February 28, 2013

    • Richard

      thx for letting us know - if you could update this late Friday, that would be good

      February 28, 2013

    • Adriana

      Unfortunately I am still feeling under the weather and do not think I will be up to making it in the morning

      March 1, 2013

  • Adriana

    If there is tsill space available for the 11:30 shift that would be preferable but can do 9 am if 11:30 is filled.

    March 1, 2013

  • Ted

    My spot is open at the 9:00-11:00 am shift since I am working OT tomorrow.

    March 1, 2013

  • Judith

    Richard, I'm sorry but something has come up and I can't make it tomorrow.

    March 1, 2013

  • Barb F.

    Just want to let you know that I will be unable to volunteer tomorrow at Matthew25. I was scheduled for the first shift, so if anyone wants my slot...it's all yours!

    March 1, 2013

  • Debbie H

    Ric ............. I pulled a back muscle, and am now walking at an awkward angle. I really looked forward to tomorrow, but don't think it's going to be possible for me. I will be thinking of you all. (now where's that heating pad?)

    March 1, 2013

  • Pam R.

    I notice you have ages for some of the children. My grandson is 16.

    March 1, 2013

  • Evie

    I would like to bring my

    March 1, 2013

    • Richard

      I am confused by this

      March 1, 2013

  • Nyleen

    We will be there.... :)

    February 28, 2013

  • Jaine

    I am going to have to cancel. Just found out my daughter and son in law are coming for a weekend visit. I'm sorry for the late notice.

    February 28, 2013

  • Jaine

    9am shift if possible

    February 28, 2013

  • Jules C.

    Jules Camarda

    February 28, 2013

    • Richard

      thx Jules - see you at 11:20ish

      February 28, 2013

  • Lynn H

    Thanks Richard!!!

    February 28, 2013

  • Lynn H

    9 yr old daughter :). Looks like we can take either shift. Her indoor soccer season should be over by then. Yeah!!!

    February 28, 2013

  • Sarah T.

    Ric - I'm sorry but I have to back out. Next time.

    February 28, 2013

  • Sarah T.

    I'm sorry I have to back out this month - spending every second trying to get my house on the market.

    February 28, 2013

  • Richard

    9 - 11 is now full

    February 27, 2013

    • Sheila

      Sheila will be there for the 11:30-1:30 shift. I had not committed to a time yet.

      February 28, 2013

  • Sheila

    Sheila will be there for the 11:30-1:30 shift. I had not committed to a time yet.

    February 28, 2013

  • Nyleen

    There will be a 17 yr old kid come with me too.

    February 28, 2013

  • Nyleen

    with a seventeen yr old

    February 27, 2013

  • Ted

    Richard, 9:00 works best for me at this time, though there is a chance I may work some nonpaid OT and would cancel. If I do work OT will let you know.

    February 27, 2013

  • Kris

    Sorry I can't make it.

    February 27, 2013

  • Lois T.

    I had several BIG tasks at work assigned at last minute that needs to be put out and finished by NOON Sunday.

    February 27, 2013

  • Bob M.

    Richard..thanks for getting me in. See U Sat. before 9.

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think you have me down twice for the 9:00 once just me and once me and my grandaughter

    February 27, 2013

    • Richard

      it is correct (person -1 and person - 2)

      February 27, 2013

  • Maggie R

    My other guest is my 17 yr old daughter. Thanks!

    February 27, 2013

    • Richard

      thanks Maggie

      February 27, 2013

  • Christy L.

    Hi, I will do 11:30-1:30 pm time slot. I've packed here before, so I know the drill. Let me know if there is no more room at that time please before Sat. am. :)

    February 27, 2013

  • Richard

    Because of recent adjustments, it is ideal that those of you who have not signed up do so for the 11:30 shift. thank you

    February 27, 2013

  • Colleen

    sorry thought I already selected when I signed up - please put me down for 9am

    February 27, 2013

  • Karen

    I signed up for 9 o'clock shift. Thanks

    February 27, 2013

  • Regine S.

    I can do the 9:00 shift.

    February 26, 2013

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