In Collaboration with Procter & Gamble and Walmart, Matthew 25 Will Deploy their Disaster Response Team to Provide Services and Essential Supplies to Impacted Communities

JUNE 26, 2024  BLUE ASH, OH  Matthew 25: Ministries, a humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Blue Ash, OH is responding to devastating flooding in the Northern Midwest earlier this week.  Historic flooding deluged portions of Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. Thousands of homes and buildings were destroyed, hospitals and healthcare facilities were forced to evacuate, powerful water flows collapsed a bridge and endangered a dam, and cities were left without power or clean water during a bout of severe and extensive flooding in the upper Midwest. Almost 3 million people have been impacted by the flooding, from Nebraska to Minnesota. Compounding the situation, the temperature in some communities hit by flooding neared 100 degrees on Monday afternoon. Many waterways may not crest until later this week as floodwaters drain into the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

More than 20 river locations are experiencing major flooding and much of the Midwest remained under flash flooding and tornado warnings into Wednesday morning.  Additional heavy rain is expected to return late in the week and could cause additional flooding. The severe rain was responsible for the deaths of at least two people and thousands had to be rescued or evacuated.

In collaboration with Procter & Gamble and Walmart, Matthew 25: Ministries is deploying their Disaster Response Team along with a selection of vehicles including a Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Laundry unit, a shower trailer and a co-branded panel truck.  The team will provide essential service including laundry and showers, and will distribute supplies such as P&G personal care kits, baby supplies, paper products, Zevo insect repellant and additional supplies including garbage bags, cleaning supplies and first aid and safety supplies provided by Cintas to areas impacted by the flooding.  While there, Matthew 25 will conduct damage assessments and continue working with partners serving the impacted areas to evaluate ongoing needs.

Matthew 25 is requesting monetary and product donations to supplement existing supplies and for restocking during their response to this 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 2024 Northern Midwest Flooding 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 2024, Matthew 25 has responded to severe weather and tornadoes that swept through portions of the Southeast in early January, tornadoes that struck middle Ohio in February, the Midwest tornadoes in March, the Great Plains tornadoes in April, South and Midwest tornadoes in May 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 now 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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