Volunteers & Donations needed to aid Dayton tornado victims
(Info for Dayton, Middletown, Cincinnati, Columbus & Out of State helpers – including a 24/7 drop off point at The Greene)
*SEE UPDATED INFO FOR THURSDAY MAY 30TH BELOW*
1st – thank you! Good karma coming your way! 🙏
2nd – listed in this order: cash, supplies, state wide drop off locations. Volunteers = scroll to bottom
3rd – I don’t know the hours at all these locations – if the location you go to is full on supplies or closed, try another one! God Bless!
– 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/
– 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.
**Suggested supplies needed:
-Water (bottles & gallon jugs)
-Snacks (ideas: protein bars, granola bars, fruit)
-Gift cards to McDonald’s, Lowes, Walmart, Kroger and other grocery stores
—Towels (bath & washcloth sizes)
-Plastic bags, Trash bags, Boxes, Paper towels
-Cleansing wipes, Toilet paper, Tissues, Tampons & Pads
-Toiletries (soaps, deodorants, toothbrushes, toothpaste)
-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), 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
**Red Cross Shelters needing supplies:
-Brookville – Ridge Church – 7555 Brookville-Phillipsburg Rd
-Kettering / Beavercreek area – First Baptist 3939 Swigart Rd
-Trotwood HS – 4440 N Union Rd
-West Milton – Hoffman Methodist – 201 S Main St
-Vandalia – Morton Middle School 8555 Peters Pk Vandalia
**Community centers in Dayton I’ve been told need supplies:
– The Foodbank – Bottled water and non-perishable food item donations can be dropped off at the warehouse at 56 Armor Place in Dayton from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. until May 30.
– YMCA of Greater Dayton – 118 W First St
– The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1000 N. Keowee St. in Dayton, is taking water bottle donations. Please call the front desk at (937) 528-5100 before arriving.
– Northridge Church of Christ, 2211 Needmore Rd
– Maria Joseph Nursing Home 4830 Salem Ave, Dayton, OH 45416
– Orchards of Shiloh Nursing Home 4000 Hickory Dr. Trotwood
– Horizon Science Academy 250 Shoup Mill Rd, Dayton, OH 45415
– Mt Enon Church 1501 W 3rd St Dayton
– Gem City Nursing & Rehab at 323 Forest Ave, Dayton
– Carriage Inn Nursing Home 5040 Philadelphia Dr, Dayton
– Shiloh Springs Nursing Home 3500 Shiloh Springs Rd, Trotwood
**Apartment Complexes that I’ve been told need supplies:
River Commons, Summit Square, Foxton & Rivers Edge:
Police have requested supplies be dropped at Fire Dept for distribution to these complexes: Harrison Twp Station 95 at 2245 Needmore Rd, Dayton, OH 45414
**Downtown Dayton businesses accepting donations:
-Heart Mercantile – 38 E 5th St
-Brim on 5th – 464 E 5th St
-Mike’s Bike Park – 1300 E 1st St
-Warped Wing – 26 Wyandot St (opens at 5pm)
-Barrel House – 417 E 3rd St (opens at 11am)
-Twist Cupcakery, 25 South St. Clair St (toiletries)
-The Dayton Dragons are accepting non-perishable food items at home games through June 2.
– CrossFit Involve – 150 S Patterson Blvd, Dayton, OH 45402 (during studio hours)
-Urban Krag- 125 Clay St in the Oregon District is taking donations and giving it to St. Vincent De Paul and they need everything. Towels, blankets, all toiletries, feminine products, water, can goods, socks.
**Locations outside of Dayton accepting donations:
– Beavercreek – 24/7 drop off at the security office at The Greene: 452 Buckeye Ln
– Beavercreek – Vineyard Church – 4051 Indian Ripple Rd, Beavercreek. 7am-9pm
– Fairborn – COhatch Fairborn – 305 W Main St. Fairborn
– Kettering – Murphy’s Used Books, 2852 Wilmington Pike in Kettering is collecting bottled water for the Dayton Foodbank
– Centerville – Bill’s Donuts 268 N Main St, Centerville, OH 45459
– Centerville – Joyce Dalton Baton and Dance Studio (during studio hours)
– Centerville – Adrienne’s White Rabbit Lounge, 889 S. Main St. in Centerville is taking clothing, water, baby and pet supplies between 1 p.m. and 2 a.m.
– Miamisburg – Monarch Market, located inside the Dayton Mall near the Chic-Fil-A between Elder Beerman and DSW, is accepting donations of cleaning supplies, infant care items, canned goods, personal and female hygiene supplies and bottle water. Tue – Sat 10 a.m-7 p.m. & Sun, noon to 6 p.m. If delivering large items call (937) 660-0072 or (937) 765-7715 for delivery to a back door.
– Cedar Hill Furniture is accepting donations during regular business hours at its Huber Heights, Kettering and Springfield locations. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
MIDDLETOWN AREA DROP OFFS –
-Kingswell Seminary 1124 Central Ave Middletown. Call ahead to make sure they are still accepting items 513-649-9699
-Assured Automotive Repair and Discount Tire, 215 Charles St., Middletown
-Barks n Bubbles, 420 Ohio 122, Madison Twp
-Madison Fire Department, Ohio 122 and Mosian Road
Middletown Division of Police, One Donham Plaza, lower level. Now through Sunday.
CINCINNATI AREA DROP OFFS –
NOTE: all brewery locations – Taft’s Brewing Co & Grainworks Brewing Co will be driving all donated items to Dayton Friday afternoon, 5/31!
-Matthew 25 Ministries 11060 Kenwood Rd Blue Ash [only non brewery]
-Taft’s Brewing Co. – Donation drop off site at Taft’s Brewpourium: bottled water, non-perishable food items, clothing
-Streetside Brewery: – Donation drop off site: bottled water, non-perishable food items, clothing
-3 Points Urban Brewery: Donating bottled water, volunteering to organize donation items
-Grainworks Brewing Co: Donation drop off site; bottled water, non-perishable food, clothing
-March First Brewing: Donation drop off site; bottled water, non-perishable food, clothingLittle Miami Brewing Co: Fundraising pint night this Friday – new milk stout will be named ‘Dayton Strong’ & $1 from every pint sold will go directly to relief efforts
-Rhinegeist Brewery: Donation drop off site through Sunday 6/2; bottled water, non-perishable food, clothing. Helping to run another round of donations to Dayton on Monday
COLUMBUS AREA DROP OFFS –
-Worthington, OH – The Hardware Store – 659 High St. Worthington, OH 43085
-Worthington, OH – The Library – 752 High St. Worthington, OH 43085
-Delaware, OH – The Newsstand – 18 E William St. Delaware, OH 43015
-Polaris Fashion Place, OH – The Pub – 1554 Polaris Pkwy. Columbus, OH 43240
-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. Thursday 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.
-The Foodbank, Inc. – call ahead to see if they are at capacity. They close at 4pm 937-461-0265
-Be Hope Church has an online sign up to help victims in Beavercreek: https://bcnaz.typeform.com/to/s5rKkN
-Neighborhoods devastated in need of help / supplies: (esp chain saws, power tools, trucks, labor – also wear hard boots & safety goggles) If crews are working – don’t get in their way. Show up to one of the many the tornado hit areas with no other goal than to carry something. Bring boxes, plastic bins or trash bags to put things in, whether it’s something to throw away or something to save. Don’t just drop them off, use them. Fill them. People are trying to move, hundreds of people are trying to move out of their broken homes. They’re actively digging thru rubble trying to find things they want to salvage. Help them.
– Troy St
– N Dixie
– Forest Park
– Denlinger & Shiloh Springs Roads
-Community Blood Center still needs blood (esp O blood types and B neg – all types welcome!) Make appointment here [recommended]: https://donortime.com/donor/schedules/center/1
Community Blood Center – Dayton
349 S. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Dayton Center Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Platelet & Plasma Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.