Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to historic rains and severe flooding that overflowed river banks, washed away roads, and damaged homes and businesses throughout the Northeastern United States. More than 13 million people were under flood watches and warnings from Eastern New York state to Western Maine. New York and Vermont were the hardest hit states, with communities in Vermont and New York receiving up to 8 or more inches of rain. Parts of Vermont experienced flooding of a severity not seen since Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

Matthew 25: Ministries deployed our Disaster Response Team to distribute supplies such as personal care kits, baby supplies, paper products, insect repellant, cleaning supplies, first aid and safety kits, and more to areas impacted by the flooding. The team also distributed cleanup supplies such as fans, shovels, and more. While there, Matthew 25 conducted damage assessments and communicated with partners in the area to evaluate how we can best serve the ongoing needs of the disaster region.


Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies, for restocking during their response and for future disasters:

Monetary donations:

  • Donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for the 2023 Northeast Flooding will be used for the purpose intended).

Product donations – The following items will be accepted at our facility located at 11083 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242:

  • 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.
  • Candles and flashlights: If necessary, please include the appropriate size batteries with any flashlight donation
  • Clean-up supplies: Protective eyewear, work gloves, trash bags etc.

Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for the 2023 Northeast Flooding may do so by writing “2023 Northeast Flooding” 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 Northeast Flooding will be used for the purpose intended.
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