Matthew 25: Ministries responded to tornadoes that ripped through portions of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, December 9, 2023. The tornadoes caused severe and widespread destruction, leaving behind damaged or destroyed buildings and homes, downed trees and significant power outages. As many as 39,000 people in the Nashville area were left without power and at least six people lost their lives as a result of the storms. Hendersonville, Gallatin, Clarksville, Springfield and Madison were among the areas that suffered the most severe damage.

In collaboration with Procter & Gamble and Walmart, Matthew 25: Ministries deployed our Disaster Response Team to provide supplies and services to areas impacted by the disaster, along with a selection of Matthew 25’s Disaster Response Fleet, including the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Laundry Units. 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. Matthew 25 also deployed customized panel trucks and a Clean-Up Trailer equipped with tools and other supplies to help those cleaning up their homes and properties. The teams provided laundry services from a stationary location, and distributed supplies including personal care kits, first aid and safety kits, bug repellant, diapers, cleaning supplies, batteries, device chargers, chainsaws, drills, generators, fans, and additional cleanup tools and supplies throughout the region.

Matthew 25 shipped more than 40,000 pounds of aid to the disaster region to help meet immediate needs of those in 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 Tennessee Tornado 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 2023 Tennessee Tornado Outbreak  may do so by writing “2023 Tennessee Tornado 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 2023 Tennessee Tornado Outbreak will be used for the purpose intended.
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