MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES IS RESPONDING
TO SEVERE FLOODING IN KENTUCKY
Matthew 25’s Team Delivers Supplies to Areas Impacted by High Rainfall and Flash Flooding
AUGUST 6, 2021 Cincinnati, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, a humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, OH is responding to severe flooding that occurred across parts of Kentucky late last week. Over four inches of rain fell across Nicholas County causing major flash flooding throughout the county capital of Carlisle and along the Brushy Fork Creek and led to at least one fatality. Around 80 homes and 30 businesses have been destroyed by flooding. The flooding caused multiple road closures and the city’s sewer system is not operational. The only grocery store in the area was destroyed by the flood with the next closest location 15 miles away. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has issued a state of emergency.
On Saturday, August 7, in partnership with Procter & Gamble and Cintas, Matthew 25: Ministries is deploying their customized panel trucks loaded with P&G Personal Care Product Kits, Cintas First Aid and Safety Kits, household cleaning supplies, tarps, bottled water and additional items such as Pampers diapers, Charmin toilet paper, Tide Pods, fans and shovels. The team will be distributing supplies to those impacted by the flooding. This is Matthew 25’s second deployment in 2021 in response to severe flooding in Kentucky.
Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies, for restocking during their response to the Kentucky Flooding, and for future distributions:
- Monetary donations: Donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for Kentucky Flood Relief will be used for the purpose intended)
- Cases of bottled water (12- and 24- count)
- 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
- Paper products: Toilet paper, paper towels
- 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
Matthew 25 has responded to multiple disasters in 2021 including the winter storm in Texas, severe flooding in Kentucky, tornadoes across the South, the COVID surge in India and the St. Vincent volcano eruption. In addition to their disaster response work, Matthew 25 continues to provide COVID-19 relief throughout the U.S. as well as maintaining their ongoing work with the poorest of the poor worldwide. So far in 2021, Matthew 25: Ministries has distributed 10 million pounds of aid domestically and internationally.
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 or to schedule an interview, please contact Joodi Archer firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and online donations for ongoing humanitarian aid and disaster relief programs. Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Kentucky Flood Relief may do so by writing “Kentucky Flood Relief” in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the “special purpose” 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 Kentucky Flood Relief will be used for the purpose intended. 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 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, email@example.com, or visit www.m25m.org.Return to Press Center