Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Everyone Plays a Role

"I can't donate money or items, is there anything I can do to help?" I am often asked this question and always reply, "You can come in and volunteer." Everyone plays a role in fulfilling the mission of Matthew 25: Ministries. Whether it is a person donating money, a company or individual giving items, or someone donating their time to volunteer at our facility; all play a crucial part in helping the poorest of the poor around the world.

Right now in the most devastated areas of Japan, they are rationing gasoline and allowing only 2–3 liters (which roughly equals ½ gallon to ¾ gallon) per person. Our partners have had to position 20–30 people in the waiting lines in order to get enough gasoline to transport our supplies into areas that haven't received much, if any, relief. The number of people joining in our efforts here at home is mirrored by the many people helping distribute our aid in Japan – proof that the best way to help those is need is by doing it together.

The pictures here are just a few of the hundreds that have been taken in and around the areas of Japan where our supplies are being distributed. As you view them, keep in mind that these images are from our partners, not a news source. They are a glimpse into the reality that the victims in Japan are now facing each day as they try to piece their lives back together.

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