A group of us went to Matthew 25 Ministries in Blue Ash, Ohio to sort through various clothes and paints that were donated. M25M is an international humanitarian and disaster relief organization. Their goal is to provide food, water, clothing, affordable shelter, medical care, and humanitarian supplies to those in need-especially after the large number of natural disasters that has struck such as wildfires and multiple hurricanes. Although they do have full-time staff, they rely heavily on volunteers. Registering a few weeks in advance is required to volunteer.
On our first trip, we sorted through boxes of donations ranging from clothes to a variety of household items like towels and bowls. On our second trip, we sorted through buckets of paint that that were dumped into large drums and used for their Rainbow Paint program which gives re-blended latex paint for maintenance, rehab, and upgrade and improvement projects in areas in need. I loved working with this organization because were easy to communicate with about how I could gather a group of volunteers to help them out. We even got to jam to some music while we worked! -Lian Haney