Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:47:04 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:01:08 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman. Councilman Chris Seelbach said his proposal is different because itFull Story >
Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:51:51 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) -
More people donate to charity during the month of December than any other time of year. While there are literally hundreds of worthy causes to choose from, the fact is some charities are more efficient than other. The most efficient of them all can be found right here in Cincinnati.
After nearly 25 years of providing humanitarian aid, helping the poorest of the poor, and aiding victims of natural disasters both here and abroad, Matthew 25: Ministries has earned its reputation as one of the most efficient charitable organizations in the country, a rating that has a lot to do with its location.
According to Tim Mettey, CEO and Disaster Relief Coordinator, says Cincinnati is the ideal strategic position and that all the goods from all over the world and all over the U.S. come to M25M's warehouse in Blue Ash. This allows the charity to easily ship to various ports.
So just how efficient is Matthew 25: Ministries? Consider that 99 percent of its cash donations go directly to programs... and talk about stretching a dollar. Last year, for every dollar donated, M25M delivered $45 worth of aid.
But M25M doesn't rely solely on cash contributions: In fact, their stock-in-trade is the redistribution of goods; goods donated by a host of generous partners.
"We have CaféPress, we have Cintas, we have Procter and Gamble and we have Men's Warehouse. All of these different corporations donate to Matthew 25. We have hundreds of corporations who donate to us,"Mettey says.
This year, Forbes lists Matthew 25: Ministries number 1 among the 20 most efficient large U.S. charities. Of the 1,317 charities big and small listed on the Charity Navigator website, M25M ranks at the very top, thanks in no small part to its army of volunteers.
"We have over 27-thousand volunteers show up here a year. They're able to process the goods and large volumes of the goods very quickly and efficiently. They're the most incredible resource that we have," says Mettey.
Selecting a charity is a very personal decision, and with so much need out there it's not an easy decision to make; but if you're looking to get the most bang for your donated buck, look no further than Blue Ash and Matthew 25: Ministries.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >