EASTERN KY FLOODING 2022

UPDATED THURSDAY AUGUST 11, 2022 10:26 AM EST

Matthew 25: Ministries is responding 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 35 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 is providing laundry services through the Tide Loads of Hope program beginning August 2. 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. Our response team is distributing supplies throughout the numerous impacted communities and working with partners in the area to discuss ongoing needs.


DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCES
Check the online Disaster Relief Resource Map to find resources in your area.


RECENT UPDATES FROM THE TEAM

8.8.22  Whitesburg, KY  |  The team provided relief services today in the Whitesburg, KY area to help those impacted by the flooding. The team completed approximately 150 loads of laundry and distributed supplies including personal care kits, paper products, diapers, first aid and safety kits, and more.

8.9.22  Whitesburg, KY  |  The team continued to provide relief services today in the Whitesburg, KY area to help those impacted by the flooding. The team completed approximately 150 loads of laundry and distributed supplies including personal care kits, paper products, diapers, first aid and safety kits, and more.

8.10.22  Whitesburg, KY  |  The team provided relief services today in the Whitesburg, KY area to help those impacted by the flooding. The team completed approximately 130 loads of laundry and distributed supplies including paper products, diapers, first aid and safety kits, and more.


WAYS TO HELP

Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies, for restocking during their response and for future disasters:

Monetary donations:

  • Donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for Eastern Kentucky Flooding 2022 will be used for the purpose intended).

Product donations:

  • Cases of bottled water: 12 and 24 count
  • Personal care products: Antibacterial soap, 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.
  • New, in original packaging: Power tools, fans, generators, etc.

REMOTE DONATION DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

ORGANIZATION & ADDRESS

START DATE

STOP DATE

HOURS

CONTACT INFO

Asbury United Methodist Church

36 Johns Hill Road, Highland Heights, KY 41076



8/2/22

ongoing

Monday - Friday

9 AM - 1 PM

Carole Graff

asburyum@gmail.com

(859) 441-1466 (until 1PM)

Erlanger Fire/EMS Dept.

515 Graves Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41018

8/5/22

8/12/22

Monday - Sunday
7 AM - 9 PM

Dave McQuerry

dave.mcquerry@erlangerfd.com

(859) 727-2488

The location(s) above are voluntary remote drop-off locations and are not affiliated with Matthew 25: Ministries. To contact Matthew 25: Ministries, please call (513)793-6256 or email info@m25m.org.


Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Eastern KY Flood Relief may do so by writing “Eastern KY Flood 2022” 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, Blue Ash, OH 45242. 100% of donated funds designated for Eastern KY Flooding 2022 will be used for the purpose intended.
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