DMM will be aggregating info here to offer Tornado Victims a list of services offered as they need them.
Because some of these are just screen shots, the hyperlinks don’t connect, you’ll have to type in the web addresses to reach them.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY TEMPORARILY WAIVES UTILITY FEES
Montgomery County will temporarily waive fees for water and sewer customers whose properties were damaged by the May 27, 2019 tornadoes.
These fees are for both residential and commercial properties including: emergency shut-off fee, trip charge fees, pull meter service fee, lost meter fees, late fees, and abandonment permit fee.
- If your property is inhabitable and you are a Montgomery County customer; you will be billed up to the date prior to the tornado and all consumption and charges from Monday, May 27, 2019 forward will NOT be included on that current bill. Normal billing will resume for the next billing cycle.
- If you are a County customer and your property is not inhabitable; you MUST call Montgomery County to obtain an abandonment permit and have services disconnected through the Permits Department.
- Customers with properties deemed not inhabitable will not be charged a quarterly bill until reconnection is made. If a quarterly bill has already been paid, the account will be credited.
Following the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration, businesses, nonprofits, and homeowners are eligible for disaster loans through the Small Business Administration. These loans can be used to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate, machinery, equipment, inventory, and other building assets.
In Montgomery County, the Business Recovery Center will be located at the Harrison Township Community Center at 5945 N. Dixie Dr. in Dayton.
In Greene County, the Business Recovery Center will be at the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce at 3210 Beaver-Vu Dr.
Both centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. They will operate until further notice.
Businesses who received damage from the recent storms should also contact BusinessFirst! for additional resources.
BusinessFirst! is available online at BusinessFirstDaytonRegion.comor by calling (937) 225-4351
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MEMORIAL DAY 2019 TORNADO DAMAGE RELIEF SERVICES AND RESOURCES
If your home was destroyed and you need help with moving expenses, rental deposit, or rent/utility payments, contact these agencies:
Miami Valley Community Action Partnership: [email protected] or (937) 341-5000
St. Vincent de Paul Conferences: (937) 222-5555
Greater Dayton Premier Management has been given approval from HUD to give prefer- ence points to households displaced by the storm. GDPM will house income qualified households and security deposits will be waived. Current wait list households affected by the storm should contact the office to update their application for housing preference points. Households not currently on the waiting list can attend an information session at 8 AM or 12:30 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, where they can fill out an application. Offices are located at 400 Wayne Ave. For more information contact (937) 910-7500.
Other housing Resources:
VRBO may also offer reduced rates for shelter in time of disaster: www.vrbo.com United Way HelpLink can be reached by calling 2-1-1.
If the recent tornadoes destroyed your rental housing and it is deemed uninhabitable:
- Contact your landlord or property management company to ask if there are comparable units available that you can move into. Units should be comparable in pricing, bedroom size, amenities, and location.
- You can immediately vacate the premises and notify the landlord in writing of your intention to terminate the rental agreement. The agreement then terminates as of the date of vacating.
- You are entitled to a refund of your security deposit if you have been forced out of your housing unit long term due to a natural disaster situation that’s out of your control.
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U-Haul offering 30 days of free storage in wake of tornadoes
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Beavercreek
- 1168 Old Mill Lane, Beavercreek, OH 45432 . (937) 429-0069
- U-Haul Moving & Storage of Dayton
- 1340 E. 3rd St., Dayton, OH 45403 (937) 222-7082
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Harrison Township
- 3936 Salem Ave. Dayton, OH 45406 (937) 278-0637
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Huber Heights
- 6550-6660 Brandt Pike Huber Heights, OH 45424 (937) 204-1602
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Miamisburg
- 234 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45449 (937) 660-8417
U-Haul Moving & Storage of W. Columbia Schoolhouse
- 802 W. Columbia St. Springfield, OH 45504 (937) 324-7453
Legal Assistance and Fair Housing Resources
- Legal Aid of Western Ohio, (937) 228-8088, 1-(888)-534-1432, http://www.ablelaw.org/
- Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, (937) 223-6035, https://www.mvfairhousing.com/
- Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, (937) 228-8104 or (800) 837-0814
Property Taxes: Properties damaged/destroyed in the Memorial Day tornadoes may be eligible for a deduction in taxable property value. Call Montgomery County Auditor’s Office at (937) 225-4326 or visit http://www.mcauditor.org/.
- Property Deeds: Montgomery County Recorder’s Office will provide FREE property deeds to those impacted by the storm. Visit the Montgomery County Recorder’s Office from 8AM to 4PM, M-F, at 5th Floor, County Administration Building, 451 W. Third St., Dayton.For more info: www.mcrecorder.org or (937) 225-6381.
Mail delivery has been suspended in some Dayton neighborhoods until normal conditions are restored. For residents that are unable to receive mail because of destroyed homes, mailboxes, and difficult access to the communities, the USPS has options to continue service.
Hold Mail is designed for customers who plan on occupying their homes within 30 days. Carriers have been placing mail on hold for homes they cannot access due to hazardous conditions. Customers can visit their post office to pick up their mail and update the Hold Mail request.
If a customer will not occupy the home within 30 days, they need to submit a Change of Address (COA) request with the Postal Service and mark “Temporary” on the card. A temporary change of address is designed for customers who plan on returning to their residence within six months.
If a customer is NOT planning to return to their current address, they should submit a permanent COA request. A COA card is available from a letter carrier or at the local Post Office. COA requests also may be filed at usps.com, the Postal Service’s website that is available to customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Customers can call the Postal Service’s toll-free number 800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777) or the TTY number 877-TTY-2HLP (877-889-2457) for help with any postal related questions they may have.
NEED CLEANUP HELP?
Survivors needing assistance home cleanup, CALL: 800-451-1954. Volunteers wishing to help, CALL: 937-512-5700.
From now until June 14, 2019, several relief agencies are staffing a free hotline for tarping, tree-cutting, debris removal, and home cleanup from the recent torna- does. This hotline will connect survivors with reputable and vetted relief agencies that will assist in debris cleanup, as they are able. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the expected overwhelming need.
Response times will vary, so we ask residents to remain patient while teams receive and organize their response to help.
This hotline cannot assist with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance, or questions about FEMA registration. Call United Way HelpLink at 2-1-1 for general social service requests.
Solid Waste District, 1001 Encrete Ln., Moraine, OH 45439 is now offering extended hours for debris and yard waste drop off:
Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(Recycling, electronic, waste oil drop-off closed Sunday)
Yard waste and brush disposal is FREE for residents and Solid Waste District Members. Contractors will be charged $36/ton. All storm debris yard waste must be clean and free of debris/ trash, no larger than 24” diameter, no stumps.
Normal fees apply for construction & demolition materials, municipal solid waste and storm debris.
Residents can continue putting yard waste and brush debris at curbside. Local jurisdictions, private haulers, and volunteers are helping to remove yard waste and
brush and take it to the appropriate location.
FOODBANK Mobile Markets:
- 3-4 p.m. Monday, June 10 – Brookville Fire Department, 775 Upper Lewisburg Salem Rd., Brookville, OH (Food For Families will transport and deliver food)
- 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 – Dixie Drive In, 6201 N. Dixie Dr., Dayton, OH 45414
- 9-10 a.m. Thursday, June 13 – Rohrer Park, 720 Rohrer Blvd., Dayton, OH 45404
NEED OTHER SERVICES?
Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be on location at the following places June 12 & 13.
Northridge – Marion’s Pizza parking lot;
Wednesday, June 12th from 9am – 4pm
Old North Dayton – Farr Drive
Thursday, June 13th from 9am – 4pm
Providing the following services:
• Birth certificates
• Cribs for those affected by the tornadoes
• Shot records
• Medicaid/Medicare & Social Security assistance
Oxygen Replacement: Call your oxygen supplier (on oxygen bottle). Social services: Contact United Way’s HelpLink at 2-1-1
Mail: The U.S. Postal Service will hold mail at your local post office.
Birth Certificate Replacement:Public Health offering free Birth Certificates,
Cribs and Hep A vaccinations for those affected by the tornadoes. Must be 18 years of age of older, show Proof of Residence (if applicable), provide a telephone number/email address, ad- dress prior to disaster, and complete an application. For information call: (937) 496-3117.
Location and Times:
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Harrison Township Community Center, 5945 N. Dixie Dr. Dayton, OH 45414
PET SUPPLIES & DONATIONS
The Animal Resource Center has received an incredible outpouring of community support with donations of pet food, cat litter, and bottled water. With a large amount of pet supplies already donated, the Animal Resource Center is serving as a spot for those affected by the Memorial Day tornadoes to pick up supplies. Anyone who needs a bag of food or other supplies can stop by the Animal Resource Center.
The Animal Resource Center will also continue to accept donations from the community to help our community’s pets. Anyone willing to donate can bring food, cat litter, water, and other pet necessities to the Animal Resource Center. Supplies can be dropped off or picked up during regular business hours:
- Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Animal Resource Center is located at 6790 Webster St., Dayton, 45414. For any questions, contact the Animal Resource Center at (937) 898-4457.
MENTAL HEALTH/EMOTIONAL HELP
Samaritan CrisisCare at (937) 224-4646
Optum Public Crisis Line: (866) 342-6892. 24/7 Free emotional support help line.
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: (800) 985-5990
Nationwide hotline for people experiencing emotional distress for any disaster. Or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746
Tornado Victims in Need of Housing:
Homeowner Assistance – Home Repair Programs
- CountyCorp: (937) 225-6328
- Rebuilding Together Dayton: (937) 223-4893
- People Working Cooperatively: (513) 351-7921
Veterans: Up to $1,000 is available to Veterans to offset insurance deductibles. Info: 937-225-4801 or email [email protected]
Need a replacement Birth Certificate?
Free birth certificates are being offered to Montgomery County residents who lost their documentation during widespread storms and tornadoes on Memorial Day.With the support of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Jeremiah’s Letter, Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County have limited funds available to provide free birth certificates.
The following is required to get a free birth certificate:
- Completion of a Public Health application
- Must be 18 or older (head of households preferred)
- Proof of residence (if applicable)
- Telephone number
- Address prior to the storms
- Email address
For more information, call 937-496-3117.
FREE Counseling/Support Group: