West Virginia Chemical Spill

MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES AidS Victims of West Virginia Chemical Spill


Matthew 25: Ministries responded to the chemical spill that occurred in West Virginia on January 9th, 2014. Our Disaster Response team departed Friday, January 10, with initial shipments of aid for residents of communities affected by the spill. In total, Matthew 25 distributed a total of 4,800 cases (154,000 liters) of water and other beverages, as well as 20 pallets of paper products in West Virginia.

Up to 300,000 people in as many as nine West Virginia counties were told not to use tap water for drinking, cooking, or bathing following a chemical spill along the Elk River. Boiling water will not remove the chemicals. A federal disaster declaration has been issued.

Matthew 25: Ministries will continue to post more information regarding our response as it becomes available. Please continue to check this webpage and follow Matthew 25: Ministries on 
Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

View Photos from our disaster relief trip to West Virginia.


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.
  • Bottled Water 

Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for the West Virginia Chemical Spill may do so by writing "WV Chemical Spill" in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the "in honor of" field of our online giving form. 100% of funds designated for the West Virginia Chemical Spill are used for the purpose intended.