UPDATED WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 9:29 AM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries responded to local flooding and storm damage along the Ohio River as a result of heavy rainfall and damaging high winds.
The Ohio River crested at 60.5 feet; flood stage is 52 feet. The river remained above flood stage for several days and has not reached this level since the 1997 flood when it crested at 64.7 feet after a storm system dumped 10 inches of rain in the Ohio and Kentucky region over a single weekend. Matthew 25: Ministries was there in 1997, distributing three truckloads of supplies to aid the flood victims.
Matthew 25 provided relief services to throughout several Greater Cincinnati communities affected by the recent wide-spread flooding. The team completed more than 155 loads of laundry and distributed much-needed flood relief supplies to those were displaced or recovering from flooding. In total, the team distributed 620 personal care kits, 625 first aid and safety kits, 375 detergent pod samples, 1,240 rolls of paper towels, 4,420 rolls of toilet paper, 28 cases of diapers, 225 packs of wipes, 550 bottles of all-purpose cleaner, 1,500 trash bags, and 175 cases of water.Return to Disaster Relief