DECEMBER TORNADO OUTBREAK 2021

UPDATED FRIDAY APRIL 8, 2022 10:49 AM EST

Matthew 25: Ministries responded 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.


Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for December Tornado Outbreak Relief may do so by writing “December Tornado Outbreak Relief” in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the “special purpose” field of our online giving form. Please 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.
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