MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES IS RESPONDING
TO THE TENNESSEE FLOODING
Matthew 25 to Deploy Disaster Response Team, in Partnership with Procter & Gamble,
to Provide Relief Services and Distribute Aid to Those Impacted by Devastating Flooding
AUGUST 23, 2021 Cincinnati, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Cincinnati, OH, is responding to severe flooding in Tennessee. At least 22 people are confirmed dead while about 20 others remain missing after powerful floods swept through Humphreys County in Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Up to 17 inches of rain fell in Humphreys County in less than 24 hours, shattering the Tennessee record for one-day rainfall by more than 3 inches. The flooding damaged infrastructure and schools, and completely destroyed homes and other facilities in Waverly.
On Tuesday, August 24, Matthew 25: Ministries, in partnership with P&G, will be deploying a selection of their Disaster Response Fleet, which includes the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Unit that can do up to 100 loads of laundry a day, as well as customized panel and pickup trucks loaded with supplies such as P&G personal care kits; household and cleaning products including items such as Pampers diapers, Charmin toilet paper, and Tide Pods; Cintas first aid and safety kits and supplies; and additional items such as generators, fans and tarps.
Matthew 25: Ministries is also monitoring Tropical Storm Henri and is currently in communication with partners in the affected areas to evaluate how Matthew 25 can best serve the needs of the disaster region through product shipments and/or services.
Matthew 25: Ministries has established COVID-19 safety protocols and processes that help keep both the team and beneficiaries at distribution and Tide Loads of Hope activation sites protected, while still providing supplies and free laundry services to households where lives have been impacted by major disasters. Safety precautions for the deployment include social distancing on-site, increased use of PPE, increased sanitation practices, signage instructions and non-contact registration. In addition, the team will adhere to all local health agency COVID-19 guidelines.
Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies, for restocking during their response to the Tennessee 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 Tennessee Flooding 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, 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.
Matthew 25 has responded to multiple disasters in 2021 including the Haiti earthquake, the winter storm in Texas, severe flooding in Kentucky, California wildfires, 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 more than 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 Tennessee Flooding may do so by writing “Tennessee Flooding” in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the “special purpose” field of the online giving form. Please mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. 100% of donated funds designated for Tennessee Flooding 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