TROPICAL STORM HENRI 2021
UPDATED TUESDAY JANUARY 11, 2022 3:56 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries responded to Tropical Storm Henri, which made landfall on Sunday, August 22 near Westerly, Rhode Island with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and a storm surge of up to 5 feet in some surrounding regions. The storm brought heavy rain and flooding to southern New England and parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with some areas seeing up to 10 inches of rain. At the storm’s peak, Henri cut power to more than 130,000 customers throughout the Northeast.
Matthew 25: Ministries shipped nearly 30,000 pounds of aid to partner organizations that worked to help as many people as possible in the widespread area impacted by the storm. These supplies included personal care items, cleaning products, baby items, PPE supplies, paper products, and more. Matthew 25: Ministries is always prepared to respond to crises domestically and worldwide when the event exceeds the capabilities of community and regional responders, or when local partners request assistance.
Matthew 25 responded to the east coast region after Superstorm Sandy impacted much of the northeast coast in 2012. Matthew 25: Ministries shipped almost 1,500,000 pounds of aid to some of the hardest-hit locations in response to the storm.