WHO: Matthew 25: Ministries
WHAT: Disaster Relief Deployment
WHEN: Friday, May 24
TIME: 8:00 AM (please arrive by 7:45 if you would like an interview)
WHERE: Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
WHY: M25M Disaster Response Team Departs for Missouri in Response to Deadly Tornadoes

Devastating Tornadoes Strike on the Anniversary of the 2011 Joplin Tornado

MAY 23, 2019 Cincinnati, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to devastating tornadoes that struck Jefferson City, MO and the surrounding area on Wednesday evening. Devastating storms and tornadoes ripped a path through Missouri and culminated in a violent tornado that struck Jefferson City, MO late Wednesday night. At least 20 injuries and 3 deaths have been reported as a result of the storms. The “wedge” tornado’s most extensive damage spanned approximately three square miles in and around Jefferson City, destroying homes and businesses, uprooting trees and damaging power lines. The storms on Wednesday struck on the eighth anniversary of a deadly tornado that killed 161 people in Joplin, MO in 2011.

Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Response Team will be departing on Friday, May 24 at 8:00 AM for the Jefferson City area with a selection of Matthew 25’s Disaster Response vehicles. The response fleet includes two of Matthew 25’s customized pickup trucks as well as Matthew 25’s two customized co-branded panel trucks loaded with supplies such as P&G personal care kits, household and cleaning products, Cintas first aid and safety kits and supplies, and additional items such as Pampers diapers, Charmin toilet paper, Tide Pods and tarps. While on site, Matthew 25’s Disaster Relief Coordinator will also evaluate additional areas of need and meet with partners to discuss shipments of aid.

For the most current information on Matthew 25’s response, please visit their website or follow Matthew 25 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs.  More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. All designated funds are used for the purpose intended. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility. For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts please contact Joodi Archer or Mary Tignor or call (513) 793-6256.

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 has been highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of approximately 3,000 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 or Mary Tignor at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit

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