Matthew 25 Provides Relief Products for Residents Affected by Southern Tornadoes

MARCH 23, 2022  Blue Ash, OH Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Cincinnati, OH, is responding to the storm system that spawned devastating tornadoes across Texas, Louisiana and additional states this week. More than 25 tornadoes touched down in Texas on Monday, while on Tuesday a deadly tornado tore through areas near New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. The tornadoes caused widespread destruction, resulting in at least two fatalities, extensive power outages, and hundreds of homes damaged. The storm system is expected to continue to affect millions of people across multiple states in the South and Midwest regions through Wednesday, bringing heavy rainfall, hail and strong winds, with the possibility of more tornadoes.

Matthew 25 is shipping aid to partner organizations in the impacted areas in order to assist with immediate needs and help as many people as possible. Shipments will include products such as personal care items, cleaning supplies, bottled water, first aid and safety kits, tarps, trash bags, and paper products. Matthew 25 will continue working with on-the-ground 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 Hurricane Ida will be used for the purpose intended)

Product donations:

  • 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 responded to multiple disasters in 2021 including the December tornado outbreak, Hurricane Ida, the Haiti earthquake, California wildfires, and more, while continuing their ongoing work with the poorest of the poor worldwide. Currently, Matthew 25 is also responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, shipping supplies to partners serving Ukraine and the surrounding areas.  So far in 2022, Matthew 25: Ministries has distributed approximately 4.5 million pounds of aid domestically and internationally and helped more than 4.5 million people.

Matthew 25: Ministries has created a Disaster Resource Map to help residents in the impacted communities locate available resources that may aid them in the recovery process. Please visit the Disaster Resource Map page for resources and services in your area

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, 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 at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256, or visit

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