TORNADO RELIEF 2014
MATTHEW 25 RESPONDS TO TORNADOES IN THE COLUMBIA, MS AREA
UPDATED MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014 8:50 AM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to several tornadoes that hit Columbia, MS and surrounding areas on Tuesday, December 23. There were at least four fatalities as a result of the tornadoes as well as numerous people injured. Dozens were taken to the hospital and thousands were left without power. The tornadoes caused road closures and extensive damage to structures, with winds of at least 90 mph. A state of emergency was issued in parts of Mississippi following the storm.
Matthew 25 is accepting the following donations for disaster relief:
Matthew 25: Ministries’ advance team, led by Disaster Relief Coordinator Ben Williams departed on Friday, December 26 with Matthew 25’s specialized Disaster Relief vehicles. The trucks were loaded with relief supplies including personal care kits, paper products, tarps, blankets and beverages. The team will establish a central distribution site and also deliver products to hard hit neighborhoods. The team also brought some Christmas gifts to the disaster victims.While on the ground, Matthew 25 distributed aid to approximately 700 people affected by the storms.
- Monetary Donations: Donate online, 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 Mississippi Tornado Relief may do so by writing "Mississippi Tornado Relief" in the
memo line of their check or by typing it in the "in honor of" field of
our online giving form. Mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. 100% of donated funds designated for Mississippi Tornado Relief will be 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.
DISASTER RELIEF VOLUNTEERS
People interested in volunteering to help with relief efforts may
volunteer at our 168,000 square foot facility on Kenwood Road in Blue
Ash, Ohio. Our volunteers help sort and process products in preparation
for shipment to those in need. Our standard hours of operation are Monday –
Friday 9 AM – 4 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM. We are closed Thursday, January 1 in honor of New Year's. Visit our volunteer guidelines page for more information.
MATTHEW 25 RESPONDs TO TWIN TORNADOES IN NEBRASKA
UPDATED THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014 11:05 AM ES
Matthew 25: Ministries' Disaster Response team left Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 PM for Pilger, NE and surrounding areas that were hit with tornadoes on Monday. Twin tornadoes swept across northeast Nebraska on Monday afternoon, leaving significant damage, injuries and at least one death in and around the town of Pilger. The small town of approximately 380 was devastated by the storm. At least half of Pilger was destroyed by the tornado, with most of the damage in the southern part of the community.
Matthew 25: Ministries’ advance team, led by Disaster Relief Manager Ben Williams, left with Matthew 25’s complement of specialized Disaster Relief vehicles and with relief products. The team distributed aid to families in Pilger and will reach out to surrounding communities affected by the tornadoes. Products included personal care kits, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, baby wipes, tarps, safety glasses and water.
MATTHEW 25 RESPONDs TO SEVERE TORNADO OUTBREAK ACROSS U.S.
UPDATED MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014 1:37 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to the devastation left behind after a
severe tornado outbreak that is creating destruction in the South and
Midwest, including Mayflower and Vilonia, AR and Tupelo, MS. Matthew 25’s advance team, led by CEO and Disaster Relief
Coordinator Tim Mettey left on Monday, April 28 with Matthew 25’s full
complement of specialized Disaster Response vehicles, including three
customized pick-up trucks, two co-branded delivery trucks and an ice
maker capable of producing 10,000 pounds of ice a day. The trucks were
loaded with relief supplies including personal kits, paper products,
tarps, blankets and beverages. The team will continue to establish
distribution sites and also deliver products to hard-hit neighborhoods.
The team distributed relief supplies—including personal care kits,
toilet paper, paper towels, tarps, ice, safety masks, antiseptic wipes,
safety glasses and ice—to families in Mayflower and Vilonia, AR. The
team also traveled to Mississippi where they delivered aid to the
residents of the tornado-stricken towns of Tupelo, Mantachie, and
Matthew 25: Ministries
will be sending aid to disaster locations and will utilize
their mobile disaster relief resources to the best advantage of those
VIEW PHOTOS of our Disaster Relief work
VIEW VIDEOS of our Disaster Relief work.
INITIAL REPORTS OF DAMAGE
tornado struck Mayflower, Arkansas the evening of Sunday, April 27.
The twister left a large path of devastation through Mayflower and
nearby Vilonia, which are located near Little Rock, including areas that
were hit by a storm in 2011. The twister left a path of destruction 30
miles long and ½ mile wide. At least 16 deaths are attributed to the
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4/28/14 - Matthew 25: Ministries Headed to Mayflower, Ark. to Help With Tornado Relief
4/28/14 - Matthew 25: Ministries to Aid Tornado Victims
4/28/14 - Matthew 25: Ministries Helping Victims of Severe Weather
4/28/14 - Local Group Leaving to Help Tornado Victims
4/28/14 - Matthew 25: Ministries Sends Teams to Help Tornado Victims