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How to Help in Tornado Recovery Efforts

Posted on May 31, 2019


Kettering is home to unparalleled generosity and as the reality of the region-wide disaster settles in, we know everyone wants to find a way to help those suffering from the tornado devastation.

The American Red Cross is providing safe shelter, food, emergency supplies, emotional support and health services to those affected by this disaster. Volunteers are needed to assist in a number of activities, such as distributing emergency relief supplies and delivering meals and water to neighborhoods affected by the disaster. No training is necessary. Volunteers are asked to visit www.redcross.org and click on the ‘Disaster Needed’ link in the middle of the page to register. Businesses and organizations seeking group volunteering opportunities can call Red Cross Community Partnerships at (937) 222-6711.

The following is an official list of some other ways to help published by the City of Dayton and Montgomery County. Please visit www.daytonohio.gov/tornadoresponse or www.mcohio.org for the most up to date needs.

  1. Volunteers can sort food donations at The Foodbank, Inc. Contact Sean at 937-461-0265 x27 or email smitchell@thefoodbankdayton.org.
  2. Community Blood Center is in critical need of type O positive blood. Emergency room usage was high during Memorial Day weekend & storm damage has forced blood drive cancellations. Dayton CBC at 349 South Main St. is operating. Schedule donation at http://www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
  3. Donate $$ to Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS, www.redcross.org, or text the word RedCROSS to 90999.
  4. Donate to the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund of The Dayton Foundation. Make a secure online credit card donation at daytonfoundation.org/disasterfund or mail a check to: The Dayton Foundation, 40 N. Main Street, Suite 500, Dayton 45423.
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