TYphoon Haiyan DISASTER RELIEF
MATTHEW 25 is responding to Damage Resulting From Typhoon Haiyan
UPDATED WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014 3:41 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries continues to ship desperately needed disaster relief items in response to Typhoon Haiyan, a category-5 storm that reached the central islands of the Philippines on Friday, November 8, 2013. More than 6,000 lives were lost, and hundreds of thousands of survivors were left without access to food, water, shelter and medicine. In 2013, Matthew 25 shipped 5 forty-foot containers carrying over 130,000 pounds of supplies have been shipped, with more containers anticipated to be scheduled throughout 2014 as part of our continuing relief effort.
Matthew 25's medical mission team of two doctors, two nurses and two disaster support personnel arrived in the Philippines in November 2013 to provide medical care and disaster relief products to approximately 350 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The group also met with partners in the Philippines to solidify distribution channels for long-term relief efforts.
VIEW PHOTOS from our disaster relief and medical mission trip in the Philippines.
Matthew 25: Ministries is partnering with PGA Tour golfer Jason Day, his wife Ellie and their foundation, Brighter Days Foundation to provide 1,000 dome tents to victims of the typhoon to help alleviate the urgent need for temporary housing. The spacious tents will each be able to house a family of at least 4 – 6 people. Brighter Days Foundation is also funding the shipment of two additional containers of aid.
For ongoing information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ response to this most recent disaster, please continue to check this page.
DISASTER RELIEF DONATIONS
If you wish to drop
off supplies for this disaster, we are accepting the following items
during our standard operating hours:
- Monetary Donations: Donate online or
mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati,
OH 45242. Or text CARING to 50555 to make a $10 donation.
- 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, jerkies, 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, powdered bleach, 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 Typhoon Haiyan may do so by writing "Typhoon Haiyan Relief" in
the memo line of their check or by typing it in the "in honor of" field
of our online giving form. Or text CARING to 50555 to make a $10 donation to Matthew 25: Ministries.* 100% of donated funds designated for Typhoon Relief will we used for the purpose intended.
Matthew 25: Ministries will continue to post more information as it becomes available. Please continue to check this webpage and follow Matthew 25 on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information regarding our response and how you can help.