NEBRASKA FLOODING 2019

 UPDATED FRIDAY,  MARCH 29, 2019 09:44 AM EST

Matthew 25 is responding to historic flooding across the upper Midwest. In total, nearly 10 million people in 14 states along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers experienced a flood warning.

Matthew 25 has shipped more than 100,000 pounds of aid to partners in the affected areas so far. Relief products included personal care items, paper towels, toilet paper, and diapers. Additionally, Matthew 25: Ministries Disaster Response Team provided much-needed relief products and laundry services to those affected.

Matthew 25’s Disaster Response Team deployed on Thursday, March 21 to provide much-needed relief products and laundry services to people affected by the flooding. The team provided impacted communities with personal care kits, first-aid and safety kits, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, baby products, paper products, batteries, and generators. The team also completed more than 370 loads of laundry for those affected.

Matthew 25 is always seeking additional supplies for disaster preparedness and distribution, including:

  • Monetary Donations: Donate online, mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 100% of donated funds designated for Flood Relief will be used for the purpose intended.
  • Non-Perishable Food: PULL TOP canned vegetables, fruits etc.; ready to eat dry goods such as nuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, granola and trail mixes, jerkies, ready to eat snacks; bottled water; ready- to-eat meals or MREs etc.
  • 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.
  • New and gently used clothing; new underwear and socks in original packaging
  • Candles and flashlights: If necessary, please include the appropriate size batteries with any flashlight donation
  • Clean-up supplies: Protective eyewear, work gloves, masks, shovels, screwdrivers, saws, trash bags etc.

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and online donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs.

Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Flood Relief may do so by writing “Nebraska Flooding” in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the “in honor of” field of our online giving form.  Please mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.  100% of donated funds designated for Nebraska Flooding will be used for the purpose intended.

 

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