TENNESSEE FLOODING 2021
UPDATED WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 4:26 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is continuing to respond to severe flooding in Tennessee. At least 22 people are confirmed dead while about 20 others remain missing after powerful floods swept through Humphreys County in Middle Tennessee on Saturday, August 21. Up to 17 inches of rain fell in Humphreys County in less than 24 hours, shattering the Tennessee record for one-day rainfall by more than 3 inches. The flooding damaged infrastructure and schools, and completely destroyed homes and other facilities in Waverly.
On Tuesday, August 24, Matthew 25: Ministries, in partnership with P&G, deployed a selection of their Disaster Response Fleet, which included the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Unit, as well as customized panel and pickup trucks loaded with supplies such as P&G personal care kits; household and cleaning products including items such as Pampers diapers, Charmin toilet paper, and Tide Pods; Cintas first aid and safety kits and supplies; and additional items such as generators, fans and tarps. The team completed nearly 400 loads of laundry and distributed approximately 150 personal care kits, 1,000 rolls of paper products, 1,500 detergent pods, 2,900 bottles of water, 70 first aid and safety kits, and more throughout areas impacted by the flooding. We are working with partners in the area to evaluate ongoing needs.
Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies, for restocking during their response to the Tennessee Flooding, and for future distributions:
- Monetary donations: Donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for Tennessee Flood Relief 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.