DECEMBER TORNADO OUTBREAK 2021
UPDATED FRIDAY JANUARY 14, 2022 4:49 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is continuing to respond to the devastating tornadoes that ripped through at least 6 states on the evening of December 10 and morning of December 11, including the rare Quad-state tornado that swept along a 200 mile path through Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas. Altogether, there have been more than 30 unconfirmed reports of tornadoes across multiple states. One of the hardest hit areas was the western Kentucky city of Mayfield. More than 80 people were confirmed dead as a result of the storms.
“My heart goes out to the people of Mayfield and all the other communities devastated by last night’s tornadoes,” said Matthew 25: Ministries’ CEO Tim Mettey. “The loss of life and destruction is truly heartbreaking. We will help those impacted during this holiday season and will continue helping into the new year.”
In partnership with P&G, Matthew 25: Ministries deployed their Disaster Response Team on Monday, December 13. The team distributed products, provide laundry and charging services, and meet with partners in the area to discuss ongoing needs.
In addition to deploying their team, Matthew 25 has shipped more 280,000 pounds of aid so far to partners in the area, in order to help people throughout the widespread disaster region.
Matthew 25 also distributed gift kits, tools, toys, and other holiday items as part of their Christmas Giveaway to help bring much needed holiday cheer to residents in areas impacted by the disaster. Teams of staff and volunteers distributed approximately 1,850 gift boxes, 1,350 toys, and 350 tools to families affected by the disaster.
WAYS TO HELP
Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies, for restocking during their response to the 2021 December Tornado Outbreak, and for future distributions:
- Monetary donations: Donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for December Tornado Outbreak Relief will be used for the purpose intended)
- Cases of bottled water (12- and 24- count)
- 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.
DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCE MAP
Have you been impacted by the tornado outbreak, and you’re seeking relief services to help during this time of need? Please visit Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Relief Resource Map. Matthew 25 has compiled data regarding available relief resources from a variety of reputable sources and put it into an easy to access map, which shows locations where individuals can go to receive supplies, services, or additional information or support.
REMOTE DONATION DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
ORGANIZATION & ADDRESS
City of Florence
8100 Ewing Blvd
Florence, Ky 41042
8 AM - 5 PM