Local disaster relief organization sending another truckload to Joplin

BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) - A local humanitarian aid organization is sending another truckload of supplies to Joplin, Mo. to assist in tornado recovery.

Matthew 25: Ministries is sending a fourth truckload on Monday.

The shipment contains cleaning supplies, paper goods, personal care items and food. All products in the shipment were received from the general public through individual donations, community collections and drives.

"The generosity of the Greater Cincinnati community is amazing," said Tim Mettey, vice president and disaster relief coordinator at Matthew 25. "We have received so much support from individuals, groups and organizations who have selflessly donated money, products and volunteer time to ensure that the people of this damaged community receive the things they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again."

More than 150 people died in Joplin when a tornado ripped through the town of 50,000 in May. Damage estimates are considered to be $3 billion. Almost 7,000 homes were destroyed and 500 business were affected.

Matthew 25: Ministries is headquartered in Blue Ash. For more information on how you can help, visit www.m25m.org.

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