Cincinnati, OH, May 30, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Disaster Team Brings Hope and Help to Victims of Massive Flooding
Matthew 25: Ministries, a top-ranked international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, OH is responding to massive flooding caused by heavy rains in Texas and Oklahoma that were responsible for at least 19 fatalities. People were trapped in their cars, while others were stranded in their homes as flood waters surged around them.
The Houston area received more than 10 inches of rain in just a few hours, resulting in thousands of damaged properties and 2,500 abandoned vehicles scattered along major highways. In Hays County, more than 1,200 people were left homeless after the Blanco River rose to record levels, destroying hundreds of homes. In the small town of Wimberly, the river crested at 28 feet above flood stage. More flooding could be in store for the already deluged area.
Matthew 25: Ministries’ advance team, led by Disaster Relief Coordinator Ben Williams departed on Thursday, May 28 with Matthew 25’s full complement of specialized Disaster Relief vehicles. The trucks are loaded with relief supplies including personal kits, cleaning kits, paper products, tarps, first aid and safety supplies. The team will establish a central distribution site and also deliver products to hard hit areas.
Matthew 25: Ministries is accepting the following for disaster relief:
• Monetary Donations: Donate online, mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
• Non-Perishable Food: Pull top canned vegetables, fruits etc.; ready to eat dry goods such as nuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, granola and trail mixes, jerkies, ready to eat snacks; bottled water; ready- to-eat meals or MREs etc.
• 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.
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. 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/, Instagram http://instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.
About Matthew 25: Ministries: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 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 20,000,000 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 highly ranked on Forbes' list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of more than 2,500 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.