Matthew 25 is Deploying their Disaster Response Team to Provide Laundry and Shower Services
to the Impacted Area in Collaboration with P&G and Walmart

MARCH 17, 2024 BLUE ASH, OH Matthew 25: Ministries, a humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Blue Ash, OH is responding to devastating storms and tornadoes that moved across parts of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky on Thursday, March 14.  Matthew 25: Ministries is deploying their Disaster Response Team along the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Laundry Unit and a shower trailer in collaboration with Procter & Gamble, Walmart and Tide to provide assistance to people impacted by the tornadoes. Matthew 25 will continue to communicate with partners in the disaster area regarding ongoing needs.

Residents can bring clothes to be washed, dried and folded free of charge. These services will be available to people affected by the disaster and the volunteers who are helping to respond.

On Monday, March 18, 2024, from 9 AM – 5 PM Matthew 25 and Tide Loads of Hope will begin providing laundry services at the following location:

Church of God

Russells Point (432 OH-708)
Russells Point, OH 43348

(There is a limit of 2 loads of laundry per household. All washable items, with the exception of heavy bedding, will be accepted.)

Shower services will also operate from 9 AM – 5 PM at the same location, provided by Matthew 25, P&G and Walmart.  These combined services will help bring a sense of normalcy to people in the impacted communities.

Matthew 25’s Disaster Response team is also distributing supplies including batteries, paper products, portable chargers, personal care kits, first aid and safety kits, cleanup supplies, power tools and more throughout the surrounding areas.

Matthew 25 responds to disasters domestically and internationally and provides both rapid response and long-term support. In 2023, Matthew 25 responded to disasters including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Hurricanes Idalia and Otis, wildfires in Hawaii, Syria and Turkey earthquakes, and additional storms, floods and tornadoes.  In 2024, Matthew 25 has already responded to severe weather and tornadoes that swept through portions of the Southeast in early January, tornadoes that struck middle Ohio in February and the Texas Wildfires as well as the Helena, AR water crisis.  Matthew 25 is also continuing response for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, which has recently passed the two-year mark. Matthew 25: Ministries shipped over 33 million pounds of supplies in 2023, including over 12 million pounds of disaster relief, and helped more than 40 million people.

For the most current information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ activities, please visit their website or follow Matthew 25 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter For more in-depth information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts, please contact Joodi Archer

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, check, credit card and online donations for ongoing humanitarian aid and disaster relief programs, as well as product donation support. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility.

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 20,000,000 pounds of products each year and redistributes them to the poorest of the poor and disaster victims. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 25,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. Matthew 25 is included on Forbes’ 2023 list of America’s Top 100 Charities, is a 4-star nonprofit on Charity Navigator and has earned a Platinum-Level Candid Exchange seal. 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 Michelle Jones at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256, or visit

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