Matthew 25: Ministries to deliver water and ice to Charleston shelters

BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) - Matthew 25: Ministries is working with Fire and Police Departments in the Charleston, West Virginia to deliver water and ice to shelters.

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency in the state and says 53 of 55 counties were affected by power outages.

"The scope of the storm's damage is incredible," said Tim Mettey, Vice President and Disaster Relief Coordinator for Matthew 25.  "We've seen cars stranded by the side of the road, with anything white fluttering from the window to indicate that the occupants need help.  Gas stations with power are limiting what each car can get in order to conserve supplies."

Matthew 25: Ministries is delivering 35,000 pounds of bottled water and 10,000 pounds of ice to shelters in the Charleston area.

The organization provides disaster relief and international humanitarian aid and is located on Kenwood Rd. in Blue Ash.

Copyright 2012 WXIX. All rights reserved.