Dayton fam – So many of you have shown an outpouring of love & support that is indescribably generous! Thank you! If you are unaffected and have not volunteered or donated in some way, I implore you to do so! At this point, volunteers are by far the greatest need in all communities. Dropped off donations are awesome, but these community centers need lots of help sorting supplies and our neighbors need immediate help moving to temporary housing. There are still families stranded without power, phone service of any kind, and a smashed in car. They are stuck. If you are comfortable, please do something to help!
NOTE: Officials cannot tell the difference between people who are coming to just look at the wreckage and people coming to help. If you are coming to look, you’re in the way. Bring some supplies with you and be helpful if you are curious.
NOTE: If you discover any of the information below to be inaccurate or changes, comment below so other volunteers are updated as well!
ALL VOLUNTEERS: It’s advised you bring SPF sun block, hand sanitizer, work gloves & wear sturdy shoes, regardless of the volunteer need below. Take care of yourself!
- If you are cutting down debris, please wear closed toe shoes, good work gloves and a hat. Also bring if you have: lg garbage bags, zip ties, brooms, rakes, pruning shears, Fiskars, work tools, power tools, chain saws (with gas & oil). PLEASE MAKE SURE you get permission from homeowner to remove debris because they may need to clear that with their insurance company first.
- If you or the people you are helping need tarps go to Kramer Digital Printing. They have plenty of tarps for tornado victims. Located across from Circle K at the corner of Dorothy and Springboro Pike in Moraine. 2408 W Dorothy Lane. Dayton, OH 45439
Aid to all Neighborhoods: The Vineyard Church (4051 Indian Ripple Road Beavercreek) is organizing a massive non denominational effort to deploy people into neighborhoods that need help. Friday May 31 & Sat June 1 8am registration; 8:30am orientation; 9am deployment; 4-5pm Teams return to church. Visit http://dvc.life/relief
The American Red Cross is asking for volunteers to help with recovery efforts. Volunteers are needed to help with multiple actions like distributing relief supplies, delivering meals and water, and more. A statement from the Red Cross says no training is necessary. Sign Up:
Businesses and organizations seeking group volunteering opportunities can call Red Cross Community Partnerships at (937) 222-6711. LOCATIONS BELOW:
North West Dayton: There are 4 apartment complexes in the Shoup Mill Rd / Riverside Dr area (see map) – a couple of which have been condemned and people need to get out ASAP! Also Westbrook Apts. Please bring plastic tubs, boxes, tape, trash bags, batteries, flashlights!
- If they need housing, take them to Corinthian Baptist Church for assistance. The Miami Valley Community Action Partnership may also have information about housing: (937) 341-5000. Take them to any Red Cross Shelter in the meantime.
- If the family needs temporary storage – they can get free storage in June and 1/2 price in July at Armor Self Storage at 5619 Poe Ave. They are also giving people a free lock. You can call ahead for availability: (937) 278-8866
Trotwood: The Trotwood City School district is partnering with the City of Trotwood to send volunteers into the city’s most affected neighborhoods. Anyone interested in helping with cleanup should meet in the high school (440 N Union Rd, Trotwood, OH 45426) back parking lot starting at 9 a.m. until Saturday. Shuttle buses will run back and forth between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. into the community to provide support. If you choose to volunteer, you are asked to bring a pair of work gloves and safety glasses. The city also says if you own a chainsaw that you can safely operate yourself, those are needed as well. Buses will shuttle volunteers in and out of the areas about every 45 minutes. Volunteers may leave their car at the high school. You are also welcome to bring any non-perishable items you wish to donate to the relief effort to the high school as well. Items will be collected and transported to shelters to assist with relief efforts.
Trotwood: I am told behind the RTA hub at Shiloh Springs & Denlinger, those folks do not have cell service, power or transportation. Please bring supplies to them – including prepared food.
Trotwood: Fire Station 72 at 5469 Little Richmond has received lots of supplies! Thank you! However they need help sorting & organizing supplies. You may want to call ahead to make sure they don’t have too many volunteers, inquire when they need help: (937) 854-1726
Northridge [car required]: We need people to help deliver food and supplies to people without power and absolutely no transportation or family. Please go to Northridge HS (2251 Timber Ln, Dayton, OH 45414) Go to Door 10 at 9am and ask for Brian Smith.
Community Blood Center at 349 S Main St. Make appointment here [recommended]: https://donortime.com/donor/schedules/center/1
NOTE: Seeing lots of needs for toilet paper, paper towels, ice, snacks, baby & adult diapers, wipes of all kinds, underwear (all genders / ages), socks. In re to garments: it may be easier to get people a gift card to a store so they can buy their own.
Downtown: Diapers (size 3-5), wipes and pre-mixed formula are needed. The ladies at Heart Mercantile know who and how to get them to the areas and folks in need. Drop off to them at 38 E 5th St in the Oregon District.
Old North Dayton – Amber Rose on Valley St accepting donations at 10am
Trotwood area: Drop off prepared food to Arena Sports Bar at 4515 Salem Ave, Dayton, OH – they have a great set up! There are some grills there too.
West Dayton Nursing homes are needing: non-perishable food. paper plates, adult diapers, body wipes (all kinds). Please be mindful they have early closing hours – usually by 7pm.
- Gem City Nursing & Rehab at 323 Forest Ave, Dayton,
- Maria Joseph Nursing Home 4830 Salem Ave, Dayton
- Carriage Inn Nursing Home 5040 Philadelphia Dr, Dayton
- Sienna Woods 6215 North Main Street (need food & water!)
- Orchards of Shiloh Nursing Home 4000 Hickory Dr. Trotwood
- Shiloh Springs Nursing Home 3500 Shiloh Springs Rd, Trotwood
- There is a newer Red Cross shelter at Mt Enon Baptist 1501 W 3rd St. They may need supplies of all varieties (see lists below).
Northridge area: At 4346 Riverside Dr there is a need for non-perishable snacks, diapers (esp size 3-5), wipes, socks and underwear M,W and children. There are over a 1000 displaced here!
You can also drop off to: Harrison Twp Station 95 at 2245 Needmore Rd, Dayton, OH 45414
Beavercreek – 24/7 drop off at the security office at The Greene: 452 Buckeye Ln – they will take water, dry goods, hygiene items (no clothing). *GETS SHIPPED TO THE FOODBANK!
Dayton Vineyard Church (4051 Indian Ripple Rd, Beavercreek): Open as emergency relief center through June 2nd (12 – 7 pm), distributing food and supplies. Accepting financial contributions and donations of water, non-perishable food (bread, peanut butter, jelly, etc.), snacks, and similar food that does not require cooking (granola bars, bananas, cans of tuna, crackers, etc.). Also need wipes, diapers/pull-ups, cleaning supplies, Gatorade, basic first-aid supplies. Drop off between 7 am – 9 pm in the church’s Family Life Center (red door entrance).
Brookville needs: Take to Ridge Church-Brookville Phillipsburg Rd
- safety glasses
- chainsaw blades
- trash bags, tarps
- fruits & veggies
- bottled water
- portion cups with lids
- flashlights & batteries
- bug spray
- contact solution
- work gloves
- body wipes
Centerville: Bill’s Donut Shop is accepting the following items:
•Personal Hygiene items
•Large garbage bags
FULL SUPPLY WISH LIST: (items in bold are requested more often)
- -Snacks (ideas: protein bars, granola bars, fruit)
- -Drinks (juice, Gatorade)
- –Gift cards to McDonald’s, Lowes, Walmart, Kroger and other grocery stores
- -Towels (bath & washcloth sizes)
- -Blankets, pillows
- –Plastic bags, Trash bags, Boxes, Plastic tubs
- – Paper plates, Paper towels
- – Cleansing wipes (all kinds), Toilet paper, Tissues
- – Adult diapers, Tampons & Pads
- -Toiletries (soaps, deodorants, toothbrushes, toothpaste, contact solution, sunscreen)
- -First aid: gauze, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide
- –Flashlights, batteries (LED style are awesome!)
- -Rope, Work Gloves, Tarps, Brooms
- –Cleaning supplies, bleach, dish soap, laundry detergent
- -Coolers, grills, charcoal (matchlight type)
- -Baby food & formula (pref formula that is ready to use kind)
- –Diapers (all sizes – primarily sz 3-5), Wipes, Bottles, Strollers
- -Clothing of all types for babies, children & adults (including underwear & socks – new only!).
- -Shoes, Flip flops, Sunglasses, Baseball & sun hats
- -Books, board games, coloring books, pack-n-plays
- –Dog food, cat food, cat litter, leashes, collars
– Dayton Rotary has launched a HELP OUR COMMUNITY fundraiser and will match donation up to $50,000.
– Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley invites people to donate through its website, cssmv.org
– Performance Chrysler in Centerville is matching any money or goods donated at the dealership through 8 p.m. Saturday.
– Red Cross – Donations can be be made at http://redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or by texting REDCROSS TO 90999. Include the word “Dayton” when a donation is made to ensure the money is going specifically to the Dayton tornado victims.
– Dayton Foodbank – https://thefoodbankdayton.org/donate/
– Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund – https://forms.logiforms.com/…/user_fo…/65645_7486533/332663/
– Donate online, mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 100% of donated funds designated for Tornado Relief will be used for the purpose intended.