M25M RESPONDS TO GREENSBORO TORNADO
WHO: Matthew 25: Ministries
WHAT: Disaster Relief
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018
TIME: 8:00 AM
WHERE: Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
WHY: M25M Disaster Response Team Departs for North Carolina
Matthew 25’s Disaster Response Team Departs for North Carolina
APRIL 20, 2018 Cincinnati, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Cincinnati, OH is sending their domestic disaster response team to Greensboro, NC in response to the tornado that struck the Greensboro area on Sunday, April 15. The EF2 twister, packing winds of up to 135 mph, left behind a path of destruction almost 34 miles long. The tornado toppled trees and destroyed homes, businesses and schools. More than 31,000 customers were left without power after the storm.
The team will leave Matthew 25 Saturday, April 21 at 8 AM, and anticipates beginning operations Sunday at noon in Greensboro. Joined by the Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundry unit, Matthew 25’s Disaster Response Team will be distributing relief supplies including P&G personal care kits, household and cleaning products, Cintas first aid and safety kits and supplies, and additional items such as Pampers diapers, Charmin toilet paper, Tide Pods, and tarps. The team will assess possible set up locations upon arrival in Greensboro. The selected location will be posted on Matthew 25’s Facebook page and on their website. Daily schedule updates will also be posted on these sites.
Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. All designated funds are used for the purpose intended. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility. For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts please contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at www.m25m.org. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook – facebook.com/m25m.org, Pinterest – pinterest.com/m25M, Instagram – instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter – twitter.com/M25M_org.
ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 has been highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of approximately 3,000 four star charities on Charity Navigator. Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.Return to Press Center