SOUTHERN STORMS 2017

UPDATED SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017 9:32 PM EST

Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to the tornado that struck Mississippi and the severe weather outbreak across the South.  At least 4 people are reported dead as a result of the tornado.

Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Response Team deployed on Sunday, January 22 at 3:00 PM with Matthew 25’s complement of specialized disaster relief vehicles. Joined by the Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundry unit, the trucks were loaded with relief supplies including personal care kits, household and cleaning products, first aid and safety kits and supplies, and additional items such as diapers, toilet paper, detergent pods, and tarps.

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 Storm Relief may do so by writing “Storm 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 Storm Relief will be used for the purpose intended.


UPDATES

 

UPDATE 1/25: Today in Hattiesburg, MS our Disaster Response team completed 76 loads of laundry and distributed 25 detergent pod samples, 50 personal care kits, 60 rolls of paper towels, and 300 rolls of toilet paper to surrounding neighborhoods. Tomorrow morning, the team will return completed laundry before departing in the afternoon to join our assessment team in Albany, GA.

The assessment team arrived in Albany this evening and will meet with partners tomorrow morning to set up our operations site, as well as travel to affected neighborhoods within the community to distribute relief supplies.

UPDATE 1/26: Today, the rest of our Disaster Response Team arrived in Albany, GA and distributed 25 personal care kits, 50 rolls of paper towels, and 150 rolls of toilet paper. Our Disaster Response Team is stationed with the Tide Loads of Hope mobile unit at the Albany Civic Center (100 W Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany, GA 31701).

Tomorrow, the team will collect laundry at this location from 9 AM – 5 PM, or until they reach 100 loads. They will also distribute supplies throughout the surrounding affected areas.

UPDATE 1/27: Today in Albany, GA, our Disaster Response Team collected laundry at the civic center and distributed aid throughout the affected areas. In total they washed more than 60 loads of laundry and distributed 100 detergent pods, 50 personal care kits, over 350 rolls of paper products, and 10 tarps.

Tomorrow, our Disaster Response Team will collect laundry at the Civic Center in Albany (100 W Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany, GA 31701) from 9 AM – 5 PM, or until 100 loads are reached. The team will also distribute aid from that site, as well as travel to affected areas to deliver supplies.

UPDATE 1/28: Today the team completed 100 loads of laundry and distributed approximately 100 detergent pods, 200 personal care kits, 200 cleaning kits, 400 rolls of paper towels, 800 rolls of toilet paper, 10 cases of diapers, and 100 cases of water.

Tomorrow, our Disaster Response Team will collect laundry at the Civic Center in Albany (100 W Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany, GA 31701) from 9 AM – 5 PM, or until 100 loads are reached. The team will also distribute aid from that site, as well as travel to affected areas to deliver supplies.

UPDATE 1/29: Today our Disaster Response Team completed 100 loads of laundry in Albany, GA, and distributed approximately 200 detergent pods samples, 250 personal care kits, 100 cleaning kits, 400 rolls of paper towels, 800 rolls of toilet paper, 30 cases of diapers, 50 pairs of work gloves, 20 pairs of safety glasses, and 100 cases of water.

Tomorrow, the team will return completed laundry at the Civic Center from 9 AM – 12 PM before beginning their trip back to Cincinnati.

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