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Nonprofit that uses creative sustainability is pitching in for Harvey victims

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Disaster relief organization Matthew 25: Ministries has been prepping a team to head to Texas with a mobile laundry unit, personal care kits and more.

Tim Mettey, CEO of the Cincinnati-based nonprofit, joined Wednesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” to talk about how his charity uses efficient methods to reduce waste while aiding disaster victims around the world. Matthew 25: Ministries was started when his dad realized that major corporations are throwing away plenty of good products that can be used to help people, Mettey explained. Today, the nonprofit has more than 500 corporate partners.

“There’s very rarely times that we can’t find something and we can’t find a use for it,” Mettey said. “It’s the excess of corporations.”

The nonprofit, which ranked in the top 100 U.S. charities in the 2016 Forbes list, rescues and reuses products that would be wasted by corporations while keeping operational costs low so they can help as many people as possible. Mettey explained their mission as well as how Matthew 25: Ministries is helping people affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.

“We will continue to work with these people long after it’s out of the headlines,” he said.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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