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Cincinnati, Ohio – July 22, 2011 – Standard Publishing, a long time leader of Christian resources, is working with Matthew 25: Ministries to reach out through church communities to children and adults worldwide with messages of hope, support and faith.

To date in 2011, Standard Publishing has donated over 19 tractor trailer loads of resources to Matthew 25 Ministries for redistribution to locations throughout the US and worldwide. Donated products include Christian resources used for summer camp, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School and more.

These resources are being offered for redistribution to faith communities throughout the US and around the world including some areas recently damaged by tornados, floods, earthquakes and other disasters. Especially in these areas, where homes, businesses, emergency response facilities and church buildings have been destroyed, resources that help give individuals comfort, strength and hope can raise spirits and speed recovery. The resources are used to touch lives, reach others and teach the good news of Jesus.

“Standard Publishing is proud to partner with Matthew 25 Ministries to bring the message of hope to children and families around the world. We are pleased to be able to help out in a little way that makes a big difference in disaster hit areas. We are helping to change lives!” states William Reed, CEO of CFM Religion Publishing; Standard Publishing’s parent company.

“It is always nice to be able to provide products and services that uplift people’s spirits and bring hope into the lives of people who are struggling to cope with unprecedented challenges and need all their courage and emotional resources to recover and rebuild their lives,” says Tim Mettey, Vice President and Disaster Relief Coordinator of Matthew 25: Ministries. “We are pleased to work with Standard Publishing to offer these enriching materials to children and adults around the world.”

Standard Publishing through its life changing resources is helping to bring the message of the gospel to children and families who may not have heard the Good News or who may need the message of hope. The employees of Standard Publishing are constantly keeping the areas of the world hit by disaster in their prayers and wishes God’s blessings on those hit by these disasters.

For more than 145 years, Standard Publishing has been raising the standard for true-to-the-Bible resources that educate, encourage and enrich. The company is based in Cincinnati, Ohio where it was founded in 1866. For more information, visit

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 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. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 12,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. named Matthew 25: Ministries as one of the ten most efficient large charities in the US; Matthew 25: Ministries appears in The "Philanthropy 400" listing of America’s Top Charities and multimedia journalist Greg Bocquet, writing for listed Matthew 25: Ministries at #2 in his article "Best Charities in the US". Matthew 25: Ministries has a four star rating from Charity Navigator and is listed as #1 on Charity Navigator’s 10 Slam-dunk Charities. For more information, visit

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