Matthew 25: Ministries gathers supplies for flood victims, begins distribution Wednesday

Published: Feb. 26, 2018 at 7:24 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 27, 2018 at 6:41 AM EST
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Matthew 25: Ministries is gathering supplies Tuesday for victims of the worst Ohio River flooding in years and plans to start distributing items to them on Wednesday.

The non-profit charity is responding after four days of heavy rainfall drowned out several areas in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. Two counties, Clermont and Brown, also have damage from low-level tornadoes that tore through Saturday night.

The Ohio River crested in Cincinnati at 60.5 feet at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, it's highest level in more than two decades since 1997, when it exceeded 64 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Matthew 25: Ministries remembers the Flood of 1997. They distributed three truckloads of supplies to help victims.

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Joined by the Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundry unit, Matthew 25's Disaster Response Team will pass out P&G personal care kits, household and cleaning products, Cintas first aid and safety kits and supplies, and additional items such as Pampers diapers, Charmin toilet paper, Tide Pods, and tarps.

Matthew 25 is currently planning to focus on the New Richmond area, but is continuing to evaluate additional areas of need.

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