MARCH — Matthew 25: Ministries responded to the water crisis affecting the population of Flint, Michigan. In total, we shipped 4 truckloads of water to partners in the affected areas.
Matthew 25: Ministries also responded to the massive flooding that submerged parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi, flooding thousands of homes. The Disaster Response Team washed laundry and distributed supplies to people throughout the affected areas.
APRIL — Matthew 25: Ministries responded to the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador’s central coast, killing at least 650 people and injuring more than 12,000. We sent a medical team to provide care to those affected by the devastating earthquake.
JUNE — Matthew 25: Ministries responded to extensive flooding that has submerged many areas in and around Houston, Texas. Our Disaster Response Team distributed relief supplies throughout the hard hit areas.
Matthew 25: Ministries also responded to the 1,000-year flood in West Virginia. In total, our Disaster Response Team washed over 400 of loads of laundry and distributed hundreds of personal care kits, cleaning kits, paper products, first aid and safety kits, wipes, masks and detergent pods. We also sent over 90,000 bottles of water to the affected area.
AUGUST — Matthew 25: Ministries responded to historic flooding that has deluged Louisiana affecting over 40,000 homes. In total, our Disaster Response Team washed 500 loads of laundry and distributed approximately 1,210 personal care kits, 1,110 cleaning kits, 9,800 rolls of paper products, 125 cases of diapers, 1,010 packs of baby wipes, 255 first aid and safety kits, 225 pairs of safety gloves, 1,250 safety masks, 600 bags of ice, and 25 disaster relief blankets.
Matthew 25: Ministries also responded to the tornadoes that swept through Kokomo, IN on August 24. Our team distributed supplies including tarps, personal care and cleaning kits, safety supplies and paper products.
Matthew 25: Ministries also responded to the localized flooding in Cincinnati, Ohio. We set up distribution locations where our teams distributed approximately 542 personal care kits; 570 rolls of toilet paper; 570 rolls of paper towels; 550 pairs of rubber/work gloves; 550 containers of disinfectant wipes; 1 1/2 pallets of clean up supplies including 50 buckets, 13 mops and 15 brooms; 1 1/2 pallets of cleaner.
OCTOBER — Matthew 25: Ministries responded to areas affected by Hurricane Matthew. We sent containers to Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba, and also sent a medical team to Haiti. Our domestic Disaster Response Team distributed approximately 20,000 pounds of relief supplies throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.
DECEMBER — Matthew 25: Ministries responded to wildfires in Tennessee that damaged over 100 homes, forcing more than 14,000 people to evacuate their homes. Our Disaster Response team delivered relief supplies to the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas.