HURRICANE ZETA 2020
UPDATED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2020 11:36 AM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to Hurricane Zeta, which made landfall near Cocodrie, LA as a Category 2 storm Wednesday, October 28th before weakening to a tropical storm Thursday morning. Zeta moved inland across the South and over the western Atlantic, causing at least 6 deaths, flash flooding, high winds and substantial power outages to over 2 million people across several states. Zeta is the 27th storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, one shy of tying the record for the most storms in a season. There were 28 storms in 2005, including 15 hurricanes.
Matthew 25: Ministries is shipping multiple truckloads of disaster relief products to the disaster region in the coming weeks, including personal care supplies, household and cleaning products, blankets, batteries and more.
Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies and for distributions and restocking during the response:
- Monetary Donations: Donate online, mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for Hurricane Zeta Relief will be used for the purpose intended)
- 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.