• Dayton Tornado Recap

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    May 31, 2019
    DAYTON, OH, FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019 — The Red Cross continues to provide shelter, food, supplies and assistance to those affected by the tornadoes that devastated the Miami Valley area.  The Red Cross has nearly 170 workers on the ground providing critical relief.  There are currently four Red Cross shelters opened providing over 350 overnight stays to more than 130 people since Monday night, having served over 3,000 meals and snacks so far.  There are 12 damage assessment teams gathering and analyzing the extent of the damage in the impacted areas to assist in delivery of our critical services.
    Anyone affected by the storms is welcome for a safe place to stay, or to visit, a Red Cross shelter for a meal, water, information on assistance available, or to talk to a Red Cross representative. Red Cross Health Service workers and professional crisis counselors are available to help those affected by the storms. These shelters also have cell phone charging capability and wi-fi hot spots to aid in communication. 
    American Red Cross Shelters are open at:
    • Morton Middle School, 8555 Peters Pike, Vandalia
    • Corinthian Baptist Church, 700 N. James H. McGee
    • First Baptist Church of Kettering, 3939 Swigert Rd
    • Mt. Enon Baptist Church, 1510 W. Third St. Dayton
    Our Red Cross emergency response vehicles, in collaboration with the Salvation Army, will continue to deliver lunches and water in the neighborhoods affected by the storms.  Over the weekend, the Red Cross will be distributing cleaning and relief supplies in those areas where residents are able to safely return to their homes to begin working on their recovery.  Red Cross will disseminate them in the impacted areas based on damage assessment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in West Milton, Trotwood, Brookville, Harrison Township, Riverside and Beavercreek.  Supplies can also be picked up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at:
    • Meijer at 9200 North Main Street in Englewood
    • US Bank at 2350 North Gettysburg Ave in Dayton
      • Also, at this site a Red Mobile Communications Unit will be available with wireless service available for people to contact to family, friends, insurance companies or others as well as register with the Red Cross Safe & Well site which aids in reunification of loved ones.
    Although the Red Cross is not able to receive donations of supplies and food at shelter locations, the City of Dayton has opened three recreation facilities that will accept in-kind donations smaller than a skid: (6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday)
    • Northwest Recreation Center at 1600 Princeton Drive, Dayton, OH 45406
    • Greater Dayton Recreation Center at 2021 W Third St, Dayton, OH 45417
    • Lohrey Recreation Center at 2366 Glenarm Ave, Dayton, OH 45420
    And one for donations of skids or larger (7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday) at Expo Center Dayton Airport, 3900 McCauley Drive, Vandalia, Ohio 45377.
    For information about other community resources available to those affected by the storms, call the Montgomery County Information Hotline at (937) 225-6217.
    The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. You can help people affected by disasters like storms and countless other crises by making a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief.  Financial donations can be quickly accessed and put to use right away and allow us to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what people need most.  Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.  Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
    Marita Salkowski
    Regional Communications and Marketing Director
    American Red Cross
    Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region
    Office: 513-579-3910
    Cell: 513-477-1694

    Marita Salkowski, Regional Communications and Marketing Director