MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES IS RESPONDING
TO FLASH FLOODING IN VIRGINIA
Matthew 25 Will Provide Products and Services to Areas Affected by Severe Storms
JULY 14, 2022 Blue Ash, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Blue Ash, OH, is responding to the severe flash flooding that occurred in Buchanan County, VA overnight on Tuesday into Wednesday. The powerful water forced homes off their foundations and washed out roads and bridges. More than 100 homes were damaged or destroyed.
In partnership with P&G, Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Response Team will be delivering supplies such as personal care kits, first aid and safety kits, cleaning supplies, bottled water, tarps, trash bags, paper products and more to the impacted area as well as providing laundry services with the Tide Loads of Hope mobile unit. Matthew 25’s team will also evaluate next steps and connect with partners to assess the ongoing needs of these communities.
Matthew 25 is requesting donations of the following types of items to supplement existing supplies, for restocking during their response and for 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 Virginia flooding will be used for the purpose intended).
- Product donations: The following product donations will be accepted at our facility located at 11083 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242:
- 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.
- New, in original packaging: Power tools, fans, generators, etc.
Matthew 25 has responded to multiple disasters in 2022, including the March tornado outbreak, the Goshen tornado, and the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, and is continuing to provide long-term disaster recovery to 2021 disasters such as the December tornado outbreak in Kentucky. So far in 2022, Matthew 25: Ministries has shipped over 600 truckloads of aid (more than 13 million pounds) to partners domestically and internationally, and helped more than 15 million people.
For the most current information on Matthew 25: Ministries’ activities, please visit their website https://m25m.org/disaster/vaflood22/ or follow Matthew 25 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/m25m.org, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/m25m_org/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/M25M_org. For more in-depth information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts, please contact Michelle Jones firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ranked on Forbes’ 2021 list of the Largest U.S. Charities. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked among more than 3,700 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 Michelle Jones email@example.com at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256, or visit www.m25m.org.Return to Press Center