Dayton – you have literally brought tears to my eyes! Not from the destruction, but from the sheer outpouring of support for our neighbors in this desperate time of need! Thank you again to all the donors and volunteers! Let’s keep it up!
VOLUNTEER INFO: 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 – *MAKE SURE* you check with home owners before you start. Some people are still waiting on insurance adjusters to evaluate damage. 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).
- 9am – 2pm Northridge High School (2251 Timber Ln) is a meeting point for clean ups.
- 9am Shaw Elementary School – an organized clean up event. The plan is to head to the Spicer Heights area.
- 9am-1pm North Dayton Clean Up (please MEET at 9am SHARP) 5215 North Main Street (meet in the Penn Station Parking lot). Clearing & cleaning – bring gloves, tools, sunscreen! https://myclc.org/pennstation
- 10am Tumbleweed Connection in the Oregon District. A group is meeting from this location to go out into community to clean up!
- A Montgomery County Volunteer Reception Center is now open at Sinclair Community College Building 20. Volunteers register, and will be matched to organizations with specific volunteer needs. Location: Sinclair Community College, Bldg 20, 220 South Edwin C Moses (enter off 5th St). Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 8 AM- 6 PM. Phone number: 937-512-5700. Please bring a picture ID. All types of assistance are needed. Licensed professionals in skilled trades, medical, veterinary fields as well as individuals and companies that own and operate equipment (everything from chainsaws to heavy equipment) are very much needed and encouraged to volunteer their time.
- Troy – A registration process has been set up for volunteers. Click this link here and register using the online form. OR Volunteers will be able to register in person at the Concord Township Trustees Building, 1150 Horizon W Ct., Troy on Sunday June 2nd from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
LOCATIONS I’VE HEARD NEED HELP CLEARING:
NOTE: These are not official clean up sites – just areas I’ve gathered could use some help!
This FB group has on-going updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2234627386853254/
- Valley St / Troy St / Stanley Ave area sounds like it’s still in pretty bad shape.
- Wagner Ford Rd and North Dixie
- 2323 Riverside needs volunteers to sort through donations
- Vandalia 7200 Peters Pk – TONS of trees down. Need chainsaws and able bodies
- Grange Hall Rd in Beavercreek
- Shiloh neighborhood still needs some cleanup (48 & Shoup Mill).
- Shiloh Springs Rd, Weddington Dr, and Knollcroft Rd = hard hit
- Sunny Acres 3543 Needmore Rd has a lot of seniors that can’t get out. Dropping off good to them might be a good idea.
- Denlinger Rd and side streets need tree debris removal. If we can get electricians in this area, that would be great. They seem to be all set on donations!
- Clayton Caring for Our Community 8756 Kimmel Road Clayton Ohio – help going through supplies and donations
- Parts of Brookville.and Perry Township still need help, you can call (937) 833-2345 x315 to ask where / how you can help
- Dayton Rotary’s MATCHING campaign (they will match up to $50,000!!!) Make a donations here: https://www.sagepayments.net/eftcart/forms/donate.asp?M_id=399778383255&fbclid=IwAR2y5oU5-AinMIqe9lwxnR00MvYCi1vu2vuqTU9Un_jpfnBg9mZjheBK_u8
- Rob Lowe is in town performing at the Schuster Center on Sunday at 4pm. He is accepting donations of any amount at the lobby before his performance.
- If you want to directly fund a family – check out the $6 for 6 campaign: https://gogetfunding.com/give-6-for-six/?fbclid=IwAR0gf1xmiEHUSoZZN4f9Zib_TIb3GjsRTqn_SZyN66T3nKP8YjHYvdYGOmg
- NOTE: If you’re going to donate goods of any sort, please have them as organized as possible! It’s taking a lot of volunteer labor time to sort through things. Put like items together (food / baby items / etc).
- Lots of people have water – seems were are good in that department overall
- Food items that have been a big hit: hot food, protein shakes, fresh fruit
- NOTE: elderly people often cannot eat hard foods like protein bars and nuts. If you are dropping off specifically to elderly folks – please consider giving them softer foods or protein shakes.
- Items always needed (*have been requested the most):
- *non- water beverages: Gatorade, Pedialyte, juice boxes
- *trash bags
- *diapers (size 3-6), baby wipes
- adult diapers
- toilet paper, paper towels
- cleaning supplies (bleach)
- hygiene supplies
- *bug spray, sunscreen
- *AA and AAA batteries
- ibuprofen, tylenol, and multivitamins
PLACES ACCEPTING DONATIONS (at the time of this article posting)
- Arena Billiards 4515 Salem Ave
- Aunt Millie’s 3899 N Dixie Dr
- Clayton Caring for Our Community 8756 Kimmel Road Clayton Ohio
- EC Gentleman’s Club 2213 Wagner Ford Rd
- St. Christopher Parish in Northridge and North Dayton Stanley/Troy. They were so appreciative and still need ICE, bug spray, trash bags, hygiene items, and so much more.
- Grocery Land at 1451 Troy St – was told they could particularly use baby stuff, wipes, hygiene & cleaning supplies
- PLUS! Lots of businesses around town are accepting donations, however many are closed or have limited hours on Sunday