HURRICANE DELTA 2020
UPDATED THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020 3:10 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to Hurricane Delta, which made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph near Creole, Louisiana on Friday evening, October 9. The storm moved inland through the southeast over the weekend, and brought heavy rainfall, power outages, and isolated tornadoes. Lake Charles, LA, which was heavily impacted by Hurricane Laura, received more than 15 inches of rain and Iowa, LA reported up to 17 inches of rain. There were approximately 700,000 power outages at the height of the storm with reports of 10 tornadoes from the Gulf to the Carolinas.
Matthew 25 has shipped 3 truckloads of aid to the disaster area so far, loaded with supplies such as shampoo, soap, feminine care, diapers, all purpose cleaner, dishwashing liquid, detergent, paper products, and more, with additional shipments to follow. Matthew 25 will continue to assess the needs of the communities impacted and provide ongoing relief as long as there is a need.
Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies and for distributions and restocking during the response:
- Monetary Donations: Donate online, mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for Hurricane Delta Relief will be used for the purpose intended)
- 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.
- Clean-up Supplies: Protective eyewear, work gloves, masks, shovels, screwdrivers, saws, trash bags, etc.
- Candles and Flashlights: If necessary, please include the appropriate size batteries with any flashlight donation.