Matthew 25 is Deploying their Disaster Response Team to Deliver Essential Supplies to Impacted Areas

JULY 13, 2023 Blue Ash, OH Matthew 25: Ministries, a humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Blue Ash, OH is responding to historic rains and severe flooding that overflowed river banks, washed away roads and damaged homes and businesses in the Northeastern United States.

More than 13 million people were under flood watches and warnings from Eastern New York state to Western Maine. New York and Vermont were the hardest hit states, with communities in Vermont and New York receiving up to 8 or more inches of rain. More rounds of rain are expected for the region later this week and into the weekend that could bring additional flash flooding.  Parts of Vermont experienced flooding so severe it had not been seen since Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

Matthew 25: Ministries is deploying their Disaster Response Team to distribute supplies such as personal care kits, baby supplies, paper products, insect repellant, garbage bags, cleaning supplies, first aid and safety kits and more to areas impacted by the flooding. Matthew 25 will also bring cleanup supplies such as fans, shovels, and more. While there, Matthew 25 will conduct damage assessments and communicate 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 current and future disasters. Donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for the 2023 Northeast Flooding will be used for the purpose intended). Product donations will be accepted at our facility located at 11083 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242.

Matthew 25 responds to disasters domestically and internationally and provides both rapid response and long-term support. In 2023, Matthew 25 has responded to disasters including multiple recent storms and tornado outbreaks, Fort Lauderdale flooding, Syria and Turkey earthquakes, the East Palestine train derailment, additional storms and tornadoes, and is continuing response for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Matthew 25: Ministries has shipped over 19 million pounds of supplies in 2023, including approximately 7.5 million pounds of disaster relief, and helped more than 21.5 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 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 included on Forbes’ 2022 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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