VENTURA WILDFIRES

UPDATED FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017 01:50 PM EST

Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to the devastating wildfires in California. We are sending semis of aid to partners in Ventura County in response to the wildfires ravaging the area. The trucks will contain relief items, such as personal care items, first aid supplies, paper products, beverages and diapers.

The fires continue to grow in Ventura County with additional ones developing in Los Angeles County. Current weather conditions could propel the growth of these to even greater intensity, with potential wind gusts up to 80mph in some places. Matthew 25 has been in communication with partners on the ground and will continue to work with them to identify most urgent needs. The situation is still very dangerous and conditions are changing rapidly.  Matthew 25 will send truckloads of aid into the area once safe access becomes available and our partners are prepared to accept supplies.


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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 flashlightsIf 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 California Wildfire Relief may do so by writing “California Wildfire 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 California Wildfire Relief will be used for the purpose intended.

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