TEXAS WINTER STORM 2021
UPDATED TUESDAY JANUARY 11, 4:06 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries responded to the severe winter storm that swept across the south, causing heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures across the state of Texas and other southern states. Effects from the storm led to mass power outages across the region leaving millions without power. The extreme cold also caused water pipes to burst in homes and businesses, causing many parts of the state to be under a boil advisory as well. Matthew 25 had supplies in the area as part of ongoing support, and partners were able to use those supplies to respond to immediate needs. Matthew 25: Ministries has shipped over 15 truckloads of disaster relief supplies to aid those affected by the winter storm in Texas. These shipments have included supplies such as bottled water, batteries, cleaning products, blankets, hand sanitizer, personal care items, and more.
In partnership with P&G, Matthew 25: Ministries deployed a team to the disaster area with a selection of their Disaster Response vehicles, including the Cintas panel truck, pickup trucks loaded with bottled water, all purpose cleaner, batteries, sanitizer, first aid and safety supplies, baby items and personal care supplies and the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Unit. In total, our Disaster Response Team completed over 600 loads of laundry through the Tide Loads of Hope program, and distributed approximately 650 P&G personal care kits, 1,900 rolls of Charmin toilet paper, 700 rolls of Bounty paper towels, 2,100 Tide detergent pods, 200 bottles of Mr. Clean, 450 cases of water, 650 Cintas first aid and safety kits, and more. We are continuing to ship truckloads of aid to the disaster region, and will be helping in affected areas long-term.