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Local charity provides Mississippi tornado relief

Matthew 25: Ministries of Blue Ash is responding to several tornadoes that struck Mississippi earlier this week. (Provided by Matthew 25: Ministries) Matthew 25: Ministries of Blue Ash is responding to several tornadoes that struck Mississippi earlier this week. (Provided by Matthew 25: Ministries)
Matthew 25: Ministries of Blue Ash is responding to areas hit hard by several tornadoes in Columbia, Mississippi, and surrounding areas earlier this week.

At least four people died, dozens were injured and thousands were left without power Tuesday.

The non-profit agency's first shipment of supplies is heading out Friday morning. Led by Disaster Relief Coordinator Ben Williams, an advance team is driving to Mississippi in specialized disaster relief vehicles. 

Trucks are loaded with relief supplies including personal care kits, paper products, tarps, blankets and beverages. 

The team will establish a central distribution site and deliver products to neighborhoods in need. They also are taking Christmas gifts to disaster victims.

Matthew 25 is accepting the following donations for disaster relief:

Monetary Donations: Donate online, mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Rd., 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, jerky, ready to eat snacks; bottled water; ready- to-eat meals.

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.

Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Mississippi Tornado Relief may do so by writing "Mississippi Tornado Relief" in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the "in honor of" field of our online giving form. 

Mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries. All of the donated funds designated for Mississippi Tornado Relief will be used for the intended purpose.

For more information, visit the charity's website: http://m25m.org/page.aspx?x=fc17748a-7afc-4c29-89ec-ddb55cd65095

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