Cincinnati aids Florence survivors


Leaf staff

HURRICANE. The East Coast has been devastated by Hurricane Florence. Matthew 25: Ministries is trying to bring awareness for the drivers on Kenwood road. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who may be impacted by this storm,” said Tim Mettey, Matthew 25’s chief operating officer.

Hurricane Florence, a hurricane that hit the Southeast coast of America, is about to receive some help from Cincinnati.

Matthew 25: Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati.

There are certain supplies that Matthew 25: Ministries needs to help people affected by Hurricane Florence. Here are some of the items needed:


This could include donations online or mailed checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Personal care products

Some appreciated items would be antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion etc.

Cleaning supplies

Supplies needed are laundry detergent, general cleaner, sponges, bleach (powdered form is preferred), mops, scrub brushes, buckets, rubber gloves etc.

Paper products

This would include toilet paper, paper towels etc.

Baby and infant supplies

These would include diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion etc.

First aid items

First aid items needed are bandages, gauze, pads, first aid tape, antiseptic creams, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, latex gloves, instant cold packs etc.

Cleanup supplies

Some cleaning items would be protective eyewear, work gloves, masks, shovels, screwdrivers, saws, trash bags etc.

Candles and flashlights

If necessary, please include the appropriate size batteries with any flashlight donation.

For the most updated information on Matthew 25’s response, please visit their website or follow Matthew 25 on Facebook and Twitter.

Duke Energy headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is an electric power holding company in the United States. They have also helped the people affected by Hurricane Florence.

“I think it is relevant for these organizations to help people because a lot of people need help from all over,” said Mr. Aaron Akeley, math teacher.

Duke Energy has deployed over 1,000 employees and contract workers from Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana to help restore power following Hurricane Florence.

“Some important supplies would be some cloths and freshwater,” said Mr. Andrew Ovington, history teacher.

People are trying to do their best to help the people affected by Hurricane Florence, but the best way to help is with a simple donation that could help someone who needs all the help they can get.