Matthew 25: Ministries responded to a series of destructive storms with tornadoes, heavy rain and powerful winds that ripped through the Southeast in early January, leaving behind a trail of destruction and causing several fatalities. The National Weather Service has confirmed at least three tornadoes across the Florida Panhandle, with wind gusts as high as 106 mph. Storms that surged across southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia generated winds with speeds of up to 70 mph and hail the size of baseballs.

Matthew 25: Ministries deployed our Disaster Response Team along with an assortment of vehicles including the P&G customized panel truck and a Matthew 25 disaster response truck. The team distributed supplies such as P&G personal care kits, baby supplies, paper products, Zevo insect repellant and additional supplies including garbage bags, cleaning supplies, first aid and safety supplies provided by Cintas. Additionally, Matthew 25 deployed the Duracell PowerForward truck equipped to carry as many as 20,000 Duracell batteries as well as on-board charging stations for mobile devices. So far, Matthew 25 has shipped over 40,000 pounds of aid to the disaster region. We will continue to communicate with partners in the area to evaluate how we can best serve the ongoing needs of those impacted.


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 2024 January Severe Weather Outbreak 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 2024 January Severe Weather Outbreak may do so by writing “2024 January Severe Weather Outbreak” 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 2024 January Severe Weather Outbreak will be used for the purpose intended.
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