EASTERN KY FLOODING 2022
UPDATED FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2023 1:32 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries responded to severe flooding that deluged numerous counties in eastern Kentucky on the evening of July 27th into the following morning, including Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher, Perry, Knott, Leslie, Pike, Magoffin, and more. The torrential rain caused some of the worst flooding in the state’s history, causing at least 39 fatalities and leaving hundreds of homes and vehicles damaged. The hardest hit areas were rural and mountainous, which exacerbated the flooding, making it easier for surging waters to engulf the communities in the valleys.
In partnership with Procter & Gamble, Matthew 25: Ministries deployed to provide supplies and services to those affected by the flooding. The team provided laundry services through the Tide Loads of Hope program, and distributed supplies, including toilet paper, paper towels, personal care kits, diapers, and more throughout the numerous impacted communities. We also distributed batteries and portable chargers to help provide community members with the resources they need to power essential devices such as flashlights, lanterns, and medical devices. Matthew 25: Ministries also deployed Duracell’s PowerForward truck, equipped with device charging stations and loaded with batteries to help provide community members with the resources they need to power essential devices.
In addition to providing relief supplies and services throughout impacted counties in eastern Kentucky, Matthew 25 has also shipped more than 55 truckloads of aid (nearly 1.2 million pounds) to date.