• Dayton Tornado Release

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    May 28, 2019
    DAYTON- May 28, 2019— Volunteers and staff from the American Red Cross are responding to Dayton, Ohio and surrounding communities devastated by Monday night’s tornadoes. The destructive storms have impacted communities in and around Dayton, Harrison and Butler Townships, Brookville, Trotwood, and Riverside.

    By 3am Tuesday, five Red Cross shelters were set up to provide a safe place to stay, food, emotional support and health services to people displaced by the tornadoes. Those initial shelters were set up at:

    • Ridge Church, 7555 Brookville-Phillipsburg Rd
    • Morton Middle School, 8555 Peters Pike, Vandalia
    • First Baptist Church of Kettering, 3939 Swigert Red
    • Trotwood High School, 4440 N. Union Road
    • Hoffman Methodist, 201 S. Main, West Milton, OH

    At approximately, 7am the shelter at Trotwood High School was closed due to lack of power and relocated to Corinthian Baptist Church at 700 South James H. McGee BLVD. The residents at the Trotwood High School shelter were transported to the Corinthian Baptist Church via school buses.
    Below is the list of shelter populations as of May 28, 8am:

    • Ridge Church—40 people
    • Morton Middle School—37 people
    • First Baptist Church/Kettering—22
    • Corinthian Baptist Church—60 people
    • Hoffman Methodist—3 people

    The Red Cross is always in need of volunteers, but training is required. The best way to volunteer to help with this, or subsequent disasters, is to sign up now at redcross.org/volunteer.
    During disasters such as these, many members of the community offer to donate goods to help those who have been displaced. We appreciate the good intentions, but financial donations are the quickest and best way to get help to the people who need it most. It takes time and money to sort, store and distribute donated items. Monetary donations allow us to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what people need most.
    Dayton Area Chapter
    370 W. First St.
    Dayton, Ohio
    Marita Salkowski 513-477-1694 marita.salkowski@redcross.org

    Please click, text or call to donate to help people affected by disasters big and small. Every single donation brings hope to those in need. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation

    About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CincyDayARC
    Marita Salkowski, Regional Communications and Marketing Director