MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES IS READY TO RESPOND TO
TROPICAL STORM IDALIA ONCE IT MAKES LANDFALL
Matthew 25 is in Contact With Partners in the Area and is Prepped and Ready to Assist
AUGUST 28, 2023 Blue Ash, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, a humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Blue Ash, OH is prepped and ready to respond to Tropical Storm Idalia. Matthew 25 is monitoring the storm and is already in contact with partners in the area. Idalia is currently moving southwest of Cuba, and is expected to reach hurricane status later today as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico, potentially becoming a category 3 hurricane with peak winds over 115 MPH before making landfall in Florida on Wednesday. The storm is expected to bring high winds, storm surge of 7 – 11 feet at high tide in some areas and flooding resulting from heavy rainfall of up to 12 inches or more in some locations. Hurricane and storm surge warnings are in effect for parts of the Florida gulf coast and 33 Florida counties are currently under a state of emergency.
Matthew 25: Ministries will continue monitoring the path of the storm as it moves through the Gulf, and will stay in close contact with partners in the area to determine what combination of supplies and services will best serve the needs of the disaster region once the storm makes landfall.
In preparation for their response, Matthew 25 is requesting monetary and product donations to supplement existing supplies and for restocking during their response to this current and future disasters.
Monetary donations: Donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for the 2023 Tropical Storm Idalia will be used for the purpose intended).
Product donations – The following product donations will be accepted at our facility located at 11083 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242:
- Cases of bottled water (12- and 24- count)
- Personal care products: Antibacterial soap, 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.
- Candles and flashlights: If necessary, please include the appropriate size batteries with any flashlight donation.
- Clean-up supplies: Protective eyewear, work gloves, trash bags etc.
Matthew 25 responds to disasters domestically and internationally and provides both rapid response and long-term support. In 2023, Matthew 25 has responded to disasters including the wildfires in Hawaii, Fort Lauderdale flooding, Syria and Turkey earthquakes, the East Palestine train derailment, additional multiple storms, floods and tornadoes, and is continuing response for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Matthew 25: Ministries has shipped over 23 million pounds of supplies in 2023, including more than 8.5 million pounds of disaster relief, and helped over 27 million people.
For the most current information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ activities, please visit their website https://m25m.org/disaster/idalia23/ or follow Matthew 25 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/m25m.org, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/m25m_org/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/M25M_org. For more in-depth information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts, please contact Michelle Jones email@example.com.
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 15,000,000 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 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. Matthew 25 is included on Forbes’ 2022 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 firstname.lastname@example.org at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256, or visit https://m25m.org/.Return to Press Center