Matthew 25: Ministries responded to the devastating storms and tornadoes that tore through Mississippi on Friday, March 24, 2023 leaving behind a trail of damage more than 100 miles long. There were at least 23 fatalities, with dozens injured after destructive storms ravaged Mississippi, destroying homes, damaging neighborhoods and leaving thousands without power. The towns of Rolling Fork and Silver City were especially hard hit.

In partnership with Procter & Gamble, Matthew 25: Ministries deployed our disaster response fleet including customized panel trucks loaded with P&G Personal Care Product Kits, household cleaning supplies, baby items, bottled water, and additional items including first aid and safety supplies provided by Cintas and tarps provided by Lamar. Matthew 25 also deployed the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Unit that can complete up to 100 loads of laundry a day, the Duracell PowerForward truck equipped to carry as many as 20,000 Duracell batteries as well as on-board charging stations for mobile devices, and a Clean-Up Trailer equipped with tools and other supplies to help those cleaning up their homes and properties. The team distributed products and provided laundry and mobile charging services throughout affected areas.

“The devastation from this storm is heartbreaking and will take years to recover from,” says CEO Tim Mettey. “Mississippi is an area that we have responded to before and we are in contact with our partners to see how we can best assist them with relief and recovery. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have been impacted by these catastrophic storms.”

In addition to deploying our Disaster Response Team, Matthew 25 shipped over 520,000 pounds of relief aid to help meet the immediate and ongoing needs of those impacted.

Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for the 2023 Mississippi Tornadoes may do so by writing “2023 Mississippi Tornadoes” in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the “Additional Information” 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 the 2023 Mississippi Tornadoes will be used for the purpose intended.
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