SOUTHERN TORNADOES 2021
UPDATED THURSDAY APRIL 15, 2021 11:10 AM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to the destructive tornadoes that swept across the South on March 25 and 26th. Intense and damaging storms carved a 100-mile path across multiple states, spawning tornadoes with winds as strong as 165 mph. The tornadoes caused at least six fatalities in Alabama and one death in Georgia, as well as downed trees, power outages and homes and businesses reduced to rubble.
Matthew 25: Ministries is shipping supplies to partner organizations in the affected area to assist with immediate needs, including products such as personal care items, cleaning supplies, bottled water, tarps, trash bags and paper products. Matthew 25 will continue working with on-the-ground partners to assess the ongoing needs of these communities.
Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies, for restocking during their Southern tornado response, and for future distributions:
- Monetary Donations: Donate online, mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for the Southern tornadoes will be used for the purpose intended)
- Cases of bottled water (12- and 24- count)
- 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.
- Clean-up Supplies: Protective eyewear, work gloves, masks, shovels, screwdrivers, saws, trash bags etc.
- Candles and Flashlights: If necessary, please include the appropriate size batteries with any flashlight donation.