KENTUCKY FLOODING 2021
UPDATED TUESDAY MARCH 23, 2021 12:16 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is continuing to respond to the flooding that caused widespread damage throughout Eastern Kentucky in early March. Heavy thunderstorms pounded parts of Appalachian Kentucky, sending rivers surging outside of their banks and causing flash flooding, multiple water rescues, mudslides, road closures and power outages. Many homes were damaged and families displaced. A state of emergency was declared due to the heavy rainfall across the state. The Kentucky River reached a crest of over 43 feet on Monday.
“This is historic flooding, and the families impacted will have a long road to recovery,” says Tim Mettey, CEO. “We are grateful to be able to help during this time. The impacted areas are relatively close to Matthew 25: Ministries, and we’re always ready to help our neighbors in need.”
Matthew 25: Ministries sent aid such as cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, paper products, and masks to the disaster area in Kentucky on Friday, March 5. Matthew 25 also shipped an additional 7 pallets of water to partners throughout the impacted region.
Matthew 25: Ministries provides critical first response necessities to distribution partners in disaster areas to support relief and recovery efforts. The aid Matthew 25: Ministries provides offers life-sustaining and often life-saving assistance to people struggling in the aftermath of a catastrophic disaster. Matthew 25: Ministries continues working with partners in disaster areas to assess the ongoing needs of these communities and is prepared to ship supplies if there is a need and we are able to meet those needs efficiently and effectively.