Cintas Donates Over $300,000 in Aid to Haitian Earthquake Victims
Matthew 25: Ministries to Transport Goods to Stricken Region More aid forthcoming
Cincinnati, OH, January 15, 2010 — Cintas Corporation has partnered with Cincinnati-based Matthew 25: Ministries to provide essential humanitarian aid to the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. On Friday, January 15th, Matthew 25: Ministries picked up the first of over 43,000 garments, nearly half of which are medical scrubs. The total value of the donation exceeds $330,000.
"Cintas is committed to being a good corporate citizen and is proud of the partnership we have had with Matthew 25: Ministries for more than a decade," said Scott Farmer, Chief Executive Officer. "The people of Haiti have suffered immeasurable loss and we are pleased to do our part to help them overcome this tragedy," he added.
The garments were transported from Cintas Corporation’s Chicago Distribution Center to Matthew 25: Ministries’ Processing Center located in Blue Ash, OH. It will then be sorted, repackaged and shipped with other essential humanitarian aid to Haiti.
Cintas Corporation’s relief efforts are ongoing and the company is continuing to work with Matthew 25: Ministries on donations of additional Cintas products, including latex gloves, first aid supplies, hand sanitizer and masks. In addition, Cintas employee-partners are engaged in additional relief drives at each of the company’s 350 locations throughout North America, all of which will be shipped directly to Matthew 25: Ministries.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
About Matthew 25: Ministries:
Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses 10,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. As of December 31, 2009, Matthew 25 has distributed 3,600 forty-foot sea container equivalents of aid weighing 77,000,000 pounds or 38,000 tons and valued at more than $600,000,000 in Greater Cincinnati, throughout the United States and in more than thirty-five countries worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 10,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world.
Matthew 25: Ministries holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and has been named by Forbes.com as one of the most efficient large US charities. Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the "Wise Giving Alliance Standards." Matthew 25: Ministries participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, the Federal Government’s workplace philanthropy program that requires all non-profit participants to meet the highest standards of transparency and efficiency in the industry. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs.