WHO: Matthew 25: Ministries
WHAT: Disaster Response
WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2024
TIME: 9:00 AM departure
WHERE: Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
WHY:Responding to Severe Tornadoes in the Midwest

In Partnership with Procter & Gamble, Matthew 25 is Deploying Their Disaster Response Team to Provide Essential Services and Supplies to Impacted Areas

MAY 22, 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 moved across parts of the Midwest on Tuesday, May 21. A round of severe weather has been sweeping across the Great Plains and the Midwest since Monday. Millions of people were under the threat of tornadoes Tuesday, with more than 100 severe storms with hail and high winds reported from Colorado to Michigan. On Tuesday evening, multiple tornadoes were reported throughout Iowa, with a particularly destructive storm ripping through the town of Greenfield, tearing apart homes and businesses, uprooting trees, crushing cars, downing powerlines and leaving behind mounds of debris. The tornadoes caused multiple injuries and several fatalities. Severe weather is expected to continue through the Holiday weekend across the Great Plains and Midwest.

In Partnership with Procter & Gamble, Matthew 25: Ministries is deploying their Disaster Response Team along with the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Laundry unit and a selection of Matthew 25’s disaster response fleet. The team will be providing laundry 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. Additionally, Matthew 25 is deploying the Duracell PowerForward truck, equipped to carry as many as 20,000 Duracell batteries as well as on-board charging stations for mobile devices.

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 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 May Midwest Tornadoes will be used for the purpose intended).
  • Product donations: Please visit for a list of requested items.

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 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 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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