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Matthew 25 Ministries begins expansion project

Matthew 25 Ministries broke ground on the $6-million project that includes a new warehouse, parking lot and other systems necessary for its operation. (WKRC)

BLUE ASH, Ohio (WKRC) - Matthew 25 Ministries is expanding. The Blue Ash organization that serves disaster victims and the poor wants to reach more people in need.

It broke ground on the $6-million project that includes a new warehouse, parking lot and other systems necessary for its operation.

The expansion will be built on 12 acres of property adjacent to the current facility. It will allow the group to accept, process and warehouse more donations, expand manufacturing abilities, ship more truckloads of aid and work with more volunteers.

"They always say, 'You must feel so good about how many people you help.' And we always kind of laugh and we say, 'Yes, but we're thinking about how many more people we're going to help.' We want to do more, so this is going to allow us to really do that," said Matthew 25 Ministries CEO Tim Mettey.

The project is expected to take two years to complete.

Matthew 25 shipped 16.5 million pounds of aid all over the world in 2017, helping 22 million people in need.

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