Disaster Response Team Bring Supplies to Flood Victims Along the Ohio River

FEBRUARY 26, 2018  Cincinnati, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Cincinnati, OH is responding to local flooding and storm damage along the Ohio River as a result of heavy rainfall and damaging high winds over the past week.

The Ohio River crested at 60.5 feet Sunday evening. Flood stage is 52 feet. The river will remain above flood stage for several days. The river has not reached this level since the 1997 flood, when it crested at 64.7 feet after a storm system dumped 10 inches of rain in the Ohio and Kentucky region over a single weekend. Matthew 25: Ministries was there in 1997, distributing three truckloads of supplies to aid the flood victims.

Matthew 25 will begin distribution activities Tuesday with full distribution beginning Wednesday as the river continues to recede. Joined by the Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundry unit, Matthew 25’s Disaster Response Team will be distributing relief supplies including P&G personal care kits, household and cleaning products, Cintas first aid and safety kits and supplies, and additional items such as Pampers diapers, Charmin toilet paper, Tide Pods, and tarps.  Matthew 25 is currently planning to focus on the New Richmond area, but is continuing to evaluate additional areas of need and will share more information as it becomes available.

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs.  More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. All designated funds are used for the purpose intended. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility.  For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts please contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at www.m25m.org. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Pinterest pinterest.com/m25m/, Instagram instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 has been highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of approximately 3,000 four star charities on Charity Navigator.  Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.

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