HURRICANE HARVEY 2017
UPDATED FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 12:13 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries responded to Hurricane Harvey. Our Disaster Response Team departed on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, with our full fleet of specialized vehicles. The trucks were loaded with supplies, including personal care kits, cleaning products, first aid and safety kits, diapers, paper products, and tarps. This event is a long-term relief effort. We have shipped more than 102 truckloads of aid to the affected areas across Texas and will continue to ship as long as there is a need.
Quickly following the storm, Matthew 25’s Disaster Team deployed throughout affected areas across Texas, including Rockport, Aransas Pass, Sugarland, Houston, Beaumont, and Port Arthur. The team distributed approximately 1,300 personal care kits, 400 cleaning kits, 975 safety kits, 11,900 rolls of paper products, 2,800 detergent samples, 310 packs of wipes, 65 cases of diapers, 100 bags of ice, 100 cases of water, and 500 pairs of work gloves. Additionally, the team completed more than 1,150 loads of laundry for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
We also welcomed thousands of volunteers at our facility in Blue Ash and processed more than one million pounds of products between August and December 2017.
Hurricane Harvey was one of the worst flooding events in US history, with up to 50 inches of rain in some areas. There were thousands of water rescues, and approximately 7 million people affected by flooding.