GOSHEN, OHIO TORNADO 2022
UPDATED TUESDAY JULY 12, 2022 1:47 PM EST
Powerful storms and two confirmed tornadoes tore through the Greater Cincinnati area Wednesday, July 6 leaving behind heavy damage. The storms have caused thousands of power outages, hundreds of people are displaced, and 4 were injured, but thankfully there were no fatalities. Forecasted storms for Friday, July 8 could bring even more outages.
Goshen, Ohio was among the hardest hit, where the National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 tornado strike. There was severe damage as a result of the storm to homes and businesses across the area including the Goshen fire station and school buildings. Heavy storms also affected other eastern areas including Lake Lorelei where the National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down.
Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Response Team is delivering humanitarian aid to residents impacted by the storm. Matthew 25 is providing items such as personal care kits, first aid and safety kits, paper products, tarps, garbage bags, rakes, batteries, diapers and water. We are continuing to work with partners in the area to get supplies to those in need.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Goshen as they begin their recovery process. Our team will be responding to the Goshen area with supplies for those affected,” says Mathew 25’s CEO Tim Mettey. “The Greater Cincinnati community generously supports our work throughout the year by volunteering, donating products, and giving financially. We are honored to give back to our community by helping our friends and neighbors close to home.”
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:
- Donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for Goshen, Ohio Tornado 2022 will be used for the purpose intended).
- 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.