HURRICANE ETA 2020
UPDATED MONDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2020 3:35 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to Hurricane Eta, which made landfall early morning on November 12 near Cedar Key, FL as a Tropical Storm after sweeping across Central America the week prior.
The extremely powerful hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 140 mph when it made landfall in Nicaragua on November 3 and delivered torrential rainfall across parts of Central America, causing widespread flooding and devastating landslides.
Tropical Storm Eta continued to weaken as it moved northeast across the US toward the Atlantic, and brought more than 7 inches of rainfall to the Carolinas.
Matthew 25: Ministries is working with on the ground partners to identify most urgent needs. Matthew 25 has shipped multiple truckloads of relief supplies including personal care supplies, household and cleaning products, blankets, and more to Central America in response to Hurricane Eta.
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 Eta 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.