Cincinnati, OH, September 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- M25M’s Full Squadron of Support Vehicles and Supplies Arrives for Flood Relief.
Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located in Cincinnati, OH, is responding to massive flooding around Boulder, Colorado. Matthew 25’s Disaster Relief Team, along with delivery vehicles, an ice maker that generates 12,000 pounds of ice a day and approximately 10,000 pounds of supplies arrived in Longmont, CO on Monday, September 16. The team is setting up a central distribution point and will move out from there into the communities affected by the floods.
Days of heavy rain have caused flash flooding and prompted the evacuation of thousands from Colorado cities including Boulder. Following a rainy week, up to 8 additional inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period in a wide swathe spanning 130 miles along the eastern slopes of the Rockies from Fort Collins near the Wyoming border through Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs. 19,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed and more than 1,200 people are unaccounted for. Five are confirmed dead as a result of the flooding.
Boulder County’s 305,000 residents appear to be hardest hit. Some towns were completely cut off because of flooded roads. Many roads and highways were washed out or made impassable by floods. Floodwaters rushed into homes and buildings collapsed in the deluge. The impact of the flooding was increased by wildfire "burn scars" from fires in 2010 and 2012. Mudslides and rockslides were reported in several areas.
Matthew 25: Ministries responded to the wildfires in 2012 and is connecting with partners in the affected areas to assess the damage of this disaster and the needs of the victims. Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Relief Team arrived on Monday with the organization’s full contingent of disaster relief trucks, trailers, specialty vehicles and the first shipment of disaster relief supplies. Additional truckloads of relief will follow later in the week. Matthew 25 is working with disaster relief partner Procter & Gamble to send relief products, including P&G personal and household care brands to those in the affected communities. Matthew 25’s initial shipments will include basic relief supplies such as blankets, water, personal care kits, paper products and cleaning supplies.
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. Text CARING to 50555 to make a $10 donation to disaster relief. Matthew 25 also accepts product donations for disaster relief. For an up-to-date list of requested supplies, go to www.m25m.org and click on the Colorado Flash Flooding banner. For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts please contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at www.m25m.org. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Pinterest http://pinterest.com/m25m/ and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.
About Matthew 25: Ministries: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 14,000,000 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 15,000,000 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 is top-ranked on Forbes' list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of more than 1,900 four star charities on Charity Navigator. Matthew 25: Ministries appears in The "Philanthropy 400" listing of America's Top Charities and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the "Wise Giving Alliance Standards." For more information, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.