HURRICANE HARVEY 2017


UPDATED TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 7:14 PM EST

Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to Hurricane Harvey. Our Disaster Response Team departed at noon on Tuesday, August 29 with our full fleet of specialized vehicles. The trucks were loaded with supplies, including personal care kits, cleaning products, first aid and safety kits, diapers, paper products, and tarps. Our first truckload of aid was shipped on Thursday, August 31, with additional truckloads planned over the coming week. This is a long-term relief effort and we will be shipping aid for a while to come.

Hurricane Harvey continues to be one of the worst flooding events in US history, with up to 50 inches of rain in some areas. There have been thousands of water rescues, and approximately 7 million people affected by flooding.

According to the National Weather Service, “This event is unprecedented and all impacts are unknown and beyond anything experienced.


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UPDATES

UPDATE 9/1: Tomorrow, Saturday 9/2 our Disaster Response Team will begin distributing disaster relief supplies at the Walmart (2401 TX-35 BUS, Rockport, TX 78382) beginning at 9 AM. The Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Laundry Unit, powered by Matthew 25: Ministries will be offering full-service, free laundry services to residents in affected areas.  The team will collect laundry from 9 AM-5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads

UPDATE 9/2: Today in Rockport, TX our Disaster Response Team completed 100 loads of laundry and distributed approximately 75 detergent pods, 300 personal care kits, 550 rolls of paper products, and 25 first aid and safety kits to those affected by Harvey.

Tomorrow, the team will collect laundry at Walmart  (2401 TX-35 BUS, Rockport, TX 78382) from 9 AM-5 PM, or until 100 loads are reached. The team will also travel into neighborhoods to distribute relief supplies.

UPDATE 9/3:  Today in Rockport, TX our Disaster Response Team completed 100 loads of laundry and distributed approximately 500 detergent pod samples, 125 personal care kits, 50 cleaning kits, 250 rolls of paper towels, 100 packs of wipes, 100 first aid and safety kits, and 100 bags of ice.

Tomorrow, the team will collect laundry at Walmart  (2401 TX-35 BUS, Rockport, TX 78382) from 9 AM-5 PM, or until 100 loads are reached. They will also distribute supplies at Walmart, as well travel into affected neighborhoods to distribute additional relief supplies.

UPDATE 9/4: Today in Rockport, TX our Disaster Response Team completed 100 loads of laundry and distributed approximately 325 detergent pod samples, 150 personal care kits, 75 cleaning kits, 300 rolls of paper towels, 800 rolls of tiolet paper, and 100 first aid and safety kits to those affected by Harvey.

Tomorrow, will complete laundry services in Rockport, as well as distribute supplies in Aransas Pass.

UPDATE 9/5:  Today, our Disaster Response Team completed 100 loads of laundry and distributed detergent samples in Rockport, TX. The Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Laundry Unit, powered by Matthew 25: Ministries, will return laundry tomorrow morning before joining the rest of the team in Sugar Land, TX.

Today, a portion of our team distributed supplies in Aransas Pass, and delivered additional relief supplies to a shelter in Bay City before relocating to Sugar Land, TX. In total, the team distributed approximately 150 personal care kits, 125 cleaning kits, 125 detergent pod samples, 25 cases of diapers, 875 rolls of paper towels, 2,800 rolls of toilet paper, 100 first aid and safety kits, 500 pairs of work gloves, and 100 cases of water. They will begin product distribution in Sugar Land tomorrow, with full relief services expected to begin Thursday morning.

UPDATE 9/6: While a portion of our Disaster Response Team returned completed laundry in Rockport today, remaining team members traveled to Sugar Land, TX. There, they performed an assessment of the affected areas and established a distribution point. In total, the team distributed approximately 50 personal care kits, 300 rolls of toilet paper, 100 rolls of paper towels, and 25 first aid and safety kits.

Tomorrow, the team will collect laundry at Home Depot (13400 Market St, Houston, TX 77015). from 9 AM-5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads. They will also continue distribution in surrounding areas.

UPDATE 9/8: Today our Disaster Response Team completed 32 loads of laundry and distributed supplies throughout the affected areas. The team distributed approximately 100 detergent pod samples, 80 personal care kits, 160 rolls of paper towels, 320 rolls of toilet paper, 5 cases of diapers, and 80 first aid and safety kits.

Tomorrow, the team will collect laundry at Home Depot (13400 Market St, Houston, TX 77015) from 9 AM-5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads. They will also continue distribution in surrounding areas.

UPDATE 9/9: Today our Disaster Response team completed 100 loads of laundry and distributed aid within affected neighborhoods of Houston, TX. They distributed approximately 150 detergent pod samples, 100 personal care kits, 100 cleaning kits, 5 cases of diapers, 200 rolls of paper towels, 400 rolls of toilet paper, and 100 first aid and safety kits.

Tomorrow, the team will collect laundry at Home Depot (13400 Market St, Houston, TX 77015) from 9 AM—5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads. They will also continue distribution in surrounding areas.

UPDATE 9/10: Today, our Disaster Response Team provided laundry services and distributed supplies throughout the affected areas of Houston, TX. In total, the team completed 100 loads of laundry and distributed approximately 100 detergent pod samples, 50 personal care kits, 50 cleaning kits, 100 rolls of paper towel, 300 rolls of toilet paper, and 50 first aid and safety kits.

Tomorrow, the team will return all completed laundry before relocating to the Beaumont area. A distribution point will be established tomorrow, with full relief services anticipated to begin in on Tuesday.

UPDATE 9/11: Our Disaster Response Team returned all completed laundry in Houston in the morning before traveling to their new distribution point in Beaumont, Texas. The team is set up at Lowes (4120 Dowlen Rd, Beaumont, TX 77706) and will resume full relief services tomorrow. They will collect laundry from 9 AM—5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads. The team will also begin supply distribution in the surrounding affected areas.

UPDATE 9/12: Today in Beaumont, TX our Disaster Response Team completed 66 loads of laundry distributed aid in the affected neighborhoods. The team discovered extensive flood damage surrounding Beaumont, including several neighborhoods where water had filled homes up to 8 feet high.

In total, they distributed approximately 80 detergent pod samples, 100 personal care kits, 200 rolls of paper towels, 600 rolls of toilet paper, 50 packs of wipes, 5 cases of diapers, and 100 first aid and safety kits.

Tomorrow, the team will collect laundry at Lowes (4120 Dowlen Rd, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 9 AM-5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads.  They will also continue distribution within the affected areas.

UPDATE 9/13: Today, our Disaster Response Team completed 100 loads of laundry and distributed relief supplies throughout affected neighborhoods in Beaumont.  In total, the team distributed approximately 50 personal care kits, 100 detergent pod samples, 100 rolls of paper towels, 300 rolls of toilet paper, 5 cases of diapers, 50 packs of wipes, and 50 first aid and safety kits.

Tomorrow, the team will collect laundry at Lowes (4120 Dowlen Rd, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 9 AM-5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads.  They will also continue distribution within the affected areas.

UPDATE 9/14: Today in Beaumont, TX our Disaster Response Team completed 100 loads of laundry and distributed approximately 200 detergent pod samples, 75 personal care kits, 200 rolls of paper towels, 600 rolls of toilet paper, 10 cases of diapers, 100 packs of wipes, and 50 first aid and safety kits.

Tomorrow morning, the team will return all completed laundry before relocating to Port Arthur. They will establish a distribution point at H-E-B grocery (4800 B Hwy 365, Port Arthur, TX 77642). The team anticipates resuming full operations on Saturday morning.

UPDATE 9/16: Today in Port Arthur, TX our Disaster Response Team completed 73 loads of laundry and distributed approximately 150 detergent pods, 100 personal care kits, 200 rolls of paper towels, 600 rolls toilet paper, and 75 first aid and safety kits.

Tomorrow morning, the team will  collect laundry at H-E-B grocery (4800 B Hwy 365, Port Arthur, TX 77642) from 9 AM-5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads.  They will also continue distribution within the affected areas.

UPDATE 9/17:  Today in Port Arthur, TX our Disaster Response Team completed 100 loads of laundry and distributed approximately 250 detergent pods, 80 personal care kits, 200 rolls of paper towels, 500 rolls of toilet paper, 50 first aid and safety kits, as well as assorted cleaning supplies.

Tomorrow morning, the team will  collect laundry at H-E-B grocery (4800 B Hwy 365, Port Arthur, TX 77642) from 9 AM-5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads.  They will also continue distribution within the affected areas.

UPDATE 9/18:  Today in Port Arthur, TX our Disaster Response Team completed 100 loads of laundry, and distributed approximately 100 detergent pod samples, 80 personal care kits, 160 rolls of paper towels, 600 rolls of toilet paper, 10 packs of diapers, and 60 first aid and safety kits.

Tomorrow morning, the team will return all completed laundry before relocating to Florida to begin disaster relief services in areas affected by Hurricane Irma.



DISASTER RELIEF DONATIONS

We will accept the following for disaster relief:

  • Monetary Donations*: Donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
  • Non-Perishable Food: PULL TOP canned vegetables, fruits etc.; ready to eat dry goods such as nuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, granola and trail mixes, jerky, ready to eat snacks; bottled water; ready- to-eat meals or MREs etc.
  • Personal Care Products: Antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion etc.
  • Cleaning supplies: Laundry detergents, general cleaner, sponges, bleach (powdered form is preferred), mops, scrub brushes, buckets, rubber gloves etc.
  • Paper products: Toilet paper, paper towels etc.
  • Baby and infant supplies: Diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion etc.
  • First-Aid items: Bandages, gauze, pads, first aid tape, antiseptic creams, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, latex gloves, instant cold packs etc.
  • Candles and flashlights: If necessary, please include the appropriate size batteries with any flashlight donation.
  • Clean-up supplies: Protective eyewear, work gloves, masks, shovels, screwdrivers, saws, etc.
  • New and gently-used clothing: new underwear and socks in original packaging
  • New and gently-used shoes

*Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Hurricane Harvey Relief may do so by writing “Hurricane Harvey Relief” in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the “in honor of” field of our online giving form. Please mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. 100% of donated funds designated for Hurricane Harvey Relief will be used for the purpose intended.

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REMOTE DONATION DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

The locations below have been verified by Matthew 25: Ministries as a designated collection site for Hurricane Harvey donations. If you have any questions regarding the locations or times posted below, please reach out to the contact person provided for that location.

LOCATION:

Boy Scout Troop 833
12600 Towne Center Dr
Walton, KY 41094

DROP OFF TIMES:

September 1 – September 30
24/7  | 7 days a week

CONTACT:

Chris Skelton, Scout Master | 859-486-5811
chrisskelton@live.com

LOCATION:

Dr. VanDerPloeg & Assoc./ Lenscrafters
4601 Eastgate Blvd. C-578
Cincinnati, OH 45245

 DROP OFF TIMES:

September 1 – September 22
Monday—Saturday 9:30 AM—9 PM
Sunday 12 PM—6 PM

 

 CONTACT:

Melissa Harshaw  |  513-753-4981
Betty Duffey  |  BettyD@drvatlc.com

LOCATION:

Eagleville Bible Church
1981 Rt 45
Rock Creek, OH 44084

DROP OFF TIMES:

September 16 – October 14 
Monday 4 PM—7PM
Saturday 9 AM—12PM

CONTACT:

David Hendershott | 440-437-8888
beckymcgill@windstream.net

 

LOCATION:

Finance of America Mortgage
6860 Tylersville Road, Suite 7
Mason, OH 45040

DROP OFF TIMES:

August 30 – September 22 
Monday—Friday 9 AM—5 PM
Weekend drop-offs by appointment only

CONTACT:

Kathy Lamb | 513-310-3301
klamb@financeofamerica.com

 

LOCATION:

LMG FireArms
701 US RT 50, Suite C
Milford, OH 45150

 DROP OFF TIMES:

September 1 – September 30
Monday—Friday 10 AM—4 PM
Or contact directly to schedule a time

 CONTACT:

Rikki Hardoerfer  |  513-248-1843
lmgfirearms@gmail.com

LOCATION:

LIFEHOUSE Church
2234 Utica Road
Lebanon, OH 45036

 DROP OFF TIMES:

September 5 – September 24
Monday—Thursday 9 AM—3 PM
Sunday during 10 AM Worship Service

 CONTACT:
Ellen Powers  |  513-934-4446
ellen@lifehousechurch.online
LOCATION:

Mt. Washington Care Center
6900 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45230

DROP OFF TIMES:

September 8 – September 22 
Monday—  Friday 8 AM—5 PM

CONTACT:

Ken Schroeder  |  513-231-4561
admissions@mtwcc.com

 

LOCATION:

Rolling Hills Baptist Church
5742 Pleasant Avenue
Fairfield, OH 45014

DROP OFF TIMES:

September 2 – October 28
Wednesday 5 PM—8 PM
Saturdays 9 AM—12 PM

CONTACT:

513-829-3725  |  rhbc@fuse.net

 

LOCATION:

SonRise Church
8136 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45227

DROP OFF TIMES:

September 1 – September 30
Monday—Friday 9 AM—4 PM
Sunday 9 AM—11:30 AM

CONTACT:

Mark Urton  |  513-400-0554
murton@sonrise-church.com

 

LOCATION:

Springfield Twp Fire Dept
Fire Station 79
9150 Winton Road
Cincinnati, OH  45241

DROP OFF TIMES:

September 5 – October 7
Monday – Sunday 8 AM—8 PM

CONTACT:

Robert Leininger |  513-522-1410
rleininger@springfieldtwp.org

LOCATION:

Springs at Liberty Township
7181 Liberty West Drive
Liberty Twp, OH 45069

DROP OFF TIMES:

September 1 – September 30
Monday-Friday 9 AM—6 PM
Saturday 9 AM—5 PM

CONTACT:

Chelsee Griffin  |  513-401-8970
cgriffin@cproperties.com

 

LOCATION:

The Crossing Church
4359 E. Bauman Lane
Batavia, OH 45103

DROP OFF TIMES:

August 30 – September 30
Monday—Thursday 8 AM—4 PM
Sunday 8 AM—1 PM

CONTACT:

Ken Hudson, Executive Pastor | 513 315-2763
kenhudson@cometothecrossing.com

LOCATION:

Without A Doubt Truck
& Trailer Repair
3240 Production Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

DROP OFF TIMES:

August 30 – September 30
Monday—Thursday 8 AM—4 PM
Sunday 8 AM—12 PM

 

CONTACT:

Sandra Ambrose & Dave Brown
513-330-5068

 


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