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Matthew 25 Ministries travels to Alabama, Georgia to help people affected by tornadoes

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Posted at 7:01 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 12:43:48-05

BLUE ASH, Ohio -- Crews from Matthew 25 Ministries headed south Tuesday morning to help people affected by last weekend’s tornadoes.

Trucks rolled out at 8 a.m. to take household cleaning supplies, first aid kits, diapers and baby supplies, generators and tarps to people in need.

Four tornadoes in east-central Alabama killed at least 23 people; the storm was the deadliest U.S. tornado since 2013, CNN reported.

The path of destruction looks "as if someone had taken a blade and just scraped the ground," Sheriff Jay Jones told CNN.

Joodi Archer with Matthew 25 Ministries said the tornadoes took residents by surprise. Some residents only had nine minutes to take shelter.

“A lot of the damage is in more rural areas, and so we are planning our response based on those kinds of things,” Archer said.

If you’d like to make a donation, the organization is in need of baby supplies, cleaning supplies and nonperishable food items.