HURRICANE MATTHEW 2016

UPDATED THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016 9:13 AM EST

Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to Hurricane Matthew.

DOMESTIC RELIEF

Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Response Team deployed on Sunday, October 9, 2016, with Matthew 25’s full complement of specialized disaster relief vehicles.  The trucks were loaded with approximately 10,000 pounds of relief supplies including P&G personal care kits, household and cleaning products, Cintas first aid and safety kits and supplies, and additional items such as Pampers diapers, Charmin toilet paper, Tide Pods and tarps. The team headed for the Carolinas, where the flooding was historic and catastrophic. Thousands were evacuated or displaced.

The team distributed supplies from their stationary location at a Walmart in Lumberton, NC.  The team was able to ramp up all services including ice and laundry and had a huge response for laundry services. Because of this, they chose to expand their daily quota to help assist as many people as possible.  A re-supply truck from Matthew 25 went to North Carolina with almost 10,000 additional pounds of supplies.

INTERNATIONAL RELIEF

We also continued to receive reports, along with photos and video, from our partners in Haiti that indicated severe flooding impacted the south and west. Bridges were washed away, entire villages were under water, and flooding and destruction in Port-au-Prince from the river overflowing its banks was a real danger.

Matthew 25 sent containers to Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba.  We also deployed two teams with approximately 15,000 pounds of disaster relief supplies to the Les Cayes area of Haiti. We deployed a medical mission team to bring much-needed medical attention to the victims in this area.

“We are honored to be able to represent the incredibly generous community of Cincinnati and our disaster response partners in reaching out to those affected by Hurricane Matthew,” said Matthew 25 CEO Tim Mettey.

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.

*Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Hurricane Matthew Relief may do so by writing “Hurricane Matthew 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 Matthew Relief will be used for the purpose intended.


 REMOTE DONATION DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

LOCATION:

Advantage Resourcing
2337 Buttermilk Crossing
Crescent Springs, KY 41017

DROP OFF TIMES:

October 7 – October 31
Monday—  Friday 8 AM —4:30 PM
Saturday, Oct. 15 10 AM—2 PM

CONTACT:

Tonya Hensley | 859-578-3300
northernkentucky@advantageresourcing.com

LOCATION:

Bible Baptist Church of Wilmington
55 Megan Drive
Wilmington, OH 45177

DROP OFF TIMES:

October 10 – October 21
Monday—Friday
8 AM—5 PM

CONTACT:

Joshua Dixon | 937-383-1122
info@bbcwilmington.org


UPDATES

UPDATE 10/11: Matthew 25’s  domestic Disaster Response Team will set up for aid distribution on Wednesday, October 12 at Walmart in Lumberton, North Carolina (5070 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358). The team will distribute relief supplies from this location from 9 AM—12 PM, before traveling to affected neighborhoods to deliver products within the community.

UPDATE 10/12: Matthew 25’s  domestic Disaster Response Team distributed relief supplies in Lumberton, NC and traveled into affected neighborhoods to assess damage and deliver aid.

Tomorrow, the team will begin collecting laundry with Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundry unit from 9 AM – 5 PM. They are stationed at Walmart, located at 5070 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358. The team will also distribute supplies from this location and deliver aid to surrounding affected areas.

UPDATE 10/13: Matthew 25’s  domestic Disaster Response Team received a huge response for laundry services, completing 150 loads of laundry with the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Unit. The team also distributed laundry detergent and ice from their location at Walmart. Access to hard-hit neighborhoods of Lumberton, NC is still obstructed by flood waters.

Tomorrow the team will collect laundry from 9 AM – 5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads, at 5070 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358.

UPDATE 10/14: Matthew 25’s  domestic Disaster Response Team again expanded their laundry capacity due to the extreme needs of the community in Lumberton, NC. They completed 140 loads of laundry with the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Unit and distributed relief supplies.

Tomorrow the team will collect laundry from 9 AM – 5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads, and distribute supplies from their location at Walmart at 5070 Fayetteville Rd.

UPDATE 10/15: Matthew 25’s  domestic Disaster Response Team received 125 loads of laundry by 10:15 AM today, with the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Unit. The team also distributed approximately 100 detergent samples, 150 personal care kits, 50 cleaning kits, 2,300 rolls of paper products, 360 baby wipes, and 200 bags of ice.

Tomorrow the team will collect laundry from 9 AM – 5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads, at 5070 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358.

UPDATE 10/16: Matthew 25’s  domestic Disaster Response Team completed 125 loads of laundry today. The team also distributed approximately 130 detergent samples, 150 personal care kits, 60 cleaning kits, 1,700 rolls of paper products, 180 packs of baby wipes, and 200 bags of ice.

Tomorrow the team will collect laundry from 9 AM – 5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads, at 5070 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358. As more roads have opened up, they will also try to get out into the affected areas to distribute aid.

UPDATE 10/17: Matthew 25’s domestic Disaster Response Team completed 110 loads of laundry today. The team also traveled to affected neighborhoods in the community and distributed approximately 100 detergent samples, 30 personal care kits, 25 cleaning kits, 125 rolls of paper products, 225 bags of ice and 15 first aid and safety kits kits.

Tomorrow the team will collect laundry from 9 AM – 5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads, at 5070 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358.

UPDATE 10/18: Matthew 25’s  domestic Disaster Response Team completed 70 loads of laundry today. The team also traveled to affected neighborhoods in the community and distributed approximately 120 detergent samples, 30 personal care kits, 25 cleaning kits, 230 rolls of paper products, 10 cases of water and 120 bags of ice.

Tomorrow the team will collect laundry from 9 AM – 5 PM for their final day of providing laundry service, or until they reach 100 loads, at 5070 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358. A portion of the team will travel toward Nichols, SC to distribute supplies where access is available.

UPDATE 10/19: Matthew 25’s  domestic Disaster Response Team completed 86 loads of laundry today. A portion of the team also delivered a load of relief supplies to a distribution center in Nichols, SC.

Once all laundry has been returned tomorrow, the team will begin their trip back to Cincinnati.

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