MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES AND PROCTER & GAMBLE
DEPLOY MOBILE DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM
TO NASHVILLE AREA IN RESPONSE TO TORNADOES
WHO: Matthew 25: Ministries
WHAT: Disaster Relief Deployment
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4
TIME: 1:00 PM
WHERE: Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
WHY: Disaster Response Team Departs for Tennessee
The Team Will Provide Free P&G Products and Supplies to Those Affected
MARCH 3, 2020 Cincinnati, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Cincinnati, OH and Procter & Gamble (P&G) along with other partners including Cintas have partnered to provide mobile relief services to Tennessee in response to devastating tornadoes that tore through Nashville and the surrounding region late Monday and early Tuesday. Tornadoes were reported along a 145-mile stretch, from Camden through Nashville and into the Cookeville area in Putnam County. The storms left behind severe damage to homes and other buildings across several counties. As many as 50,000 people were without power as a result of the storm. The Cookeville area in Putnam County was especially hard hit, suffering a majority of the fatalities. At least 22 people have died across central Tennessee as a result of the severe storms.
P&G and Matthew 25: Ministries will deploy with a customized panel truck loaded with P&G personal care product kits, household cleaning supplies and additional items such as Pampers diapers, Charmin toilet paper and Tide Pods. The team will also deploy an additional panel truck loaded with supplies including tarps, shovels, garbage bags and Cintas First Aid and Safety Kits. The Duracell PowerForward truck loaded with batteries and charging stations will also accompany the team. The team will begin distributing supplies throughout the affected areas beginning Thursday, March 5th.
For the most current information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ and P&G’s activities, please visit http://www.m25m.org/disaster/tntornado20 or follow Matthew 25 on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Instagram instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.
Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs. Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Tornado Relief may do so by writing “Tennessee Tornadoes” in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the “in honor of” field of our online giving form. Please mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. 100% of donated funds designated for Tennessee Tornadoes will be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 793-6256. For information about the P&G disaster relief efforts, please contact Julie deSylva at email@example.com or call (513) 780-0006.
ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 13,000,000 pounds of 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 18,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. Matthew 25 is ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Charities. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked among approximately 3,500 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.m25m.org.
ABOUT P&G’S DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAM: As a Company committed to being a force for good and a force for growth, we believe we have a responsibility to give back to the communities where we live and work. At P&G, we want to make every day better for people around the world. We know that after a natural disaster, our brands can play an important role in helping provide the comforts of home and bringing a sense of normalcy to those who need it most. P&G has been working with Matthew 25: Ministries to bring this relief to those in the U.S. impacted by natural disasters since 2012. For more information, please visit https://us.pg.com/community-impact/.Return to Press Center