INDIANA TORNADOES 2016
UPDATED THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016 10:35 AM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries responded to the tornadoes that swept through Kokomo, IN on Wednesday evening, August 24. The National Weather Service reported that an EF3 tornado with winds of up to 136 miles per hour struck Kokomo, a town about 40 miles north of Indianapolis. Throughout the day, eight tornadoes touched down across the region. The tornadoes damaged dozens of homes, flattened and ripped roofs off buildings and piled cars on top of one another, injuring as many as 20 people. Power was knocked out across the region, with more than 36,000 households affected. As many as 700 to 800 people may have been forced to leave their homes.
Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Response team left on Friday, August 26 at 8:30 AM with a selection of Matthew 25’s vehicles. The team traveled throughout the Kokomo area, delivering products to hard hit neighborhoods. The vehicles were loaded with supplies including tarps, personal care and cleaning kits, safety supplies and paper products.
“This was a very concentrated path of destruction that left behind significant devastation,” said Matthew 25 CEO Tim Mettey. “Our team will bring the supplies that people need to protect their belongings and support their basic needs during the first phase of recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Kokomo during this time.”
Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Tornado Relief may do so by writing “Tornado 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 Tornado Relief will be used for the purpose intended.Return to Disaster Relief