In Collaboration with Procter & Gamble and Walmart, Matthew 25 Has Deployed Their Disaster Response Team to Provide Essential Services and Supplies to Impacted Areas

MAY 28, 2024 Blue Ash, OH Matthew 25: Ministries, a humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Blue Ash, OH is responding to severe storms and tornadoes that swept across the South and the Great Plains over Memorial Day weekend. Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee experienced tornadoes, heavy winds and flooding Saturday and Sunday. More than 300,000 customers were without power by Sunday evening in Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kansas and more than 20 fatalities were reported across multiple states.

In collaboration with Procter & Gamble and Walmart, Matthew 25: Ministries has deployed their Disaster Response Team along with the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Laundry Unit, a shower trailer and a selection of Matthew 25’s disaster response fleet. The team will be providing laundry and shower services, and will distribute essential supplies including P&G personal care kits, Pampers diapers, paper products, Zevo insect repellant and additional supplies including garbage bags, cleaning supplies, water, tools, tarps and first aid and safety supplies provided by Cintas to impacted communities. Additionally, Matthew 25 deployed the Duracell PowerForward truck, equipped to carry as many as 20,000 Duracell batteries as well as on-board charging stations for mobile devices.

Beginning Wednesday, May 29 at noon, the team will provide free laundry services* through the Tide Loads of Hope program and free showers in collaboration with Walmart at:

819 S 8th St
Rogers, AR 72756

Services on Wednesday will operate from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT (or until capacity is reached)
*two loads of laundry per household; no heavy bedding

Matthew 25’s Disaster Response Team will also be distributing supplies throughout impacted communities. While there, Matthew 25 will conduct damage assessments and continue communicating with partners in the area to evaluate how they can best serve the ongoing needs of the disaster region.

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 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 Michelle Jones

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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