Cincinnati, OH, October 10, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Thousands Impacted by Millennium Storm
Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located in Cincinnati, OH is responding to massive flooding that has battered parts of South Carolina. Torrential rainfall triggered massive flooding in South Carolina on Sunday, October 4, causing at least nineteen deaths. According to the National Weather Service, Sunday was the wettest day in the history of Columbia, SC.
The storm has dumped more than two feet of rain in parts of central South Carolina since Friday, the National Weather Service said. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said parts of the state were hit with rainfall that would be expected to occur once in 1,000 years. Hundreds have had to be rescued, and more than 30,000 were reported without power. At least eighteen dams have been breached and the flooding has threatened the drinking water supply for tens of thousands. Officials warn that some could be without potable water for days because of water main breaks. Numerous roads and bridges around the state were washed out or are under water.
Matthew 25: Ministries’ advance team departed on Friday, October 9 with Matthew 25’s 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, do laundry and also deliver products to hard hit areas. Two semis of aid also departed Matthew 25: Ministries on Friday headed for locations in South Carolina.
“This is a disaster of major proportions and will require long-term recovery efforts,” says CEO Tim Mettey. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of South Carolina during this time of need.”
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. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility. 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 16,000,000 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 is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the "Wise Giving Alliance Standards". For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Joodi Archer after 8:30AM on Tuesday at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.