DECEMBER TORNADO OUTBREAK 2021
UPDATED FRIDAY FEBRUARY, 2023 4:21 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries responded to the devastating tornadoes that ripped through at least 6 states on the evening of December 10 and morning of December 11, 2021 , including the rare Quad-state tornado that swept along a 200 mile path through Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas. Altogether, there were more than 30 unconfirmed reports of tornadoes across multiple states. One of the hardest hit areas was the western Kentucky city of Mayfield. More than 80 people were confirmed dead as a result of the storms.
In partnership with P&G, Matthew 25: Ministries deployed their Disaster Response Team on Monday, December 13. The team distributed products, provided laundry and charging services, and meet with partners in the area to discuss ongoing needs.
In addition to deploying their team, Matthew 25 has shipped more than 900,000 pounds of aid to partners in the area, in order to help people throughout the widespread disaster region.
Matthew 25 also distributed gift kits, tools, toys, and other holiday items as part of their Christmas Giveaway to help bring much needed holiday cheer to residents in areas impacted by the disaster. Teams of staff and volunteers distributed approximately 1,850 gift boxes, 1,350 toys, and 350 tools to families affected by the disaster.