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Matthew 25: Ministries heading south, loaded with items, for Hurricane Ian disaster relief

BLUE ASH, Ohio — Matthew 25: Ministries, the humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered near Cincinnati, is deploying its disaster team and fleet south, to areas affected by Hurricane Ian.

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The organization’s disaster response team and fleet, partnering with Procter & Gamble, will be departing for Florida in three waves over a three-day period beginning Saturday, Oct. 1, from the main campus in Blue Ash, north of Cincinnati.

The response team will distribute essential products and provide needed services throughout the impacted areas. Matthew 25 will also meet with partners in the affected area to assess needs and to set up future distribution channels.

The disaster response trucks are loaded with P&G Personal Care Kits, household cleaning supplies, baby items, bottled water, and additional items including first aid and safety supplies provided by Cintas and tarps provided by Lamar.

Matthew 25 will also deploy two Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Units that can complete up to 300 loads of laundry a day, an Ice Unit that can produce up to 10,000 pounds of ice a day, the Duracell PowerForward truck equipped to carry as many as 20,000 Duracell batteries as well as on-board charging stations for mobile devices, and a Clean-Up Trailer equipped with tools and other supplies to help those cleaning up their homes and properties.