Because of the huge outpouring of volunteer efforts from churches and organizations all over the city, state, and nation, the “big” volunteer projects are more difficult to schedule from day-to-day. More and more projects are now in need (and are being managed) by contractors, utility companies, and other professional agencies.
I am working today with several of those agencies to gather up volunteer opportunities in the upcoming days. Updates will be sent as those come in.
We are also actively working to get supplies to individuals who do not have transportation to get them. If you are available to help with this, please let me know. Opportunity will entail driving to donation center to get supplies then to individual in need to drop off.
Here is what we do know for today.
Monetary Donations – (Biggest need right now for long term efforts)
Sorting & Distribution
Call for volunteers at Harrison Township Station #94 , Monday 6/3 – Sunday 6/9, 2 hour shifts 10 am – 6 pm – contact Cathi Spaugy @ 937-620-7969 or cspaugy@ harrisontownship.org. We need assistance accepting and distributing donations. Thanks!
Matthew 25 Ministries – May need help with sorting and distribution at their Montgomery County Fairgrounds Relief site. Call 513-793-6256 to confirm or for information.
Horizon Women’s Healthcare – Needs assistance with sorting and distribution deliveries to tornado victims. Staff has asked that volunteers call 937-228-4942 to confirm needs daily.
Victory Church in Fairborn – Needs assistance daily delivering hot meals. Please arrive at 10:30am for lunch deliveries, 3:30pm for dinner deliveries.
Donation Drop Offs NOTE: Because their has been an outpouring of donations it is recommended that you call any organization ahead prior to drop to confirm needs as they change daily.
Foodbank Dayton – Drive Thru Open until 4pm today. Non perishable food items. Also the need for volunteers is daily. Call 937-461-0265
Harrison Township Fire Stations – 2400 Turner Rd, Dayton, OH 45416
Paper Plates, Cups, Plastic Forks & Spoons
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Gatorade Cases / Propel
Squeeze bottle jelly
Totes / Grocery Bags need to sort items.
Donations and supply center at Trotwood Baptist Church (777 Trotwood Blvd, Trotwood) is in full swing. The hours are:
M-F 9-12 & 4-8 Saturday & Sunday 12-6
We are accepting monetary donations to give out as needed or replace supplies as needed as well as physical donations. The things it seems like we see going out and need replaced are:
-Non perishable food
-Peanut butter and jelly
-Drinks other than water
-Cleaning supplies- such as but not limited to
*Windex, mops, brooms, cleaning wipes,
– Paper towels
-Paper plates, cups, disposable flatware
DATV – 280 Leo St. Dayton, OH 45404
will be collecting donations to help replenish God’s Unstoppable Ministry Pantry in Old North Dayton
The following items are of critical need:
Non-perishable food items
Personal hygiene products
Paper & cleaning products.
Large plastic bins with lids for storage purposes
Hopeland Church is posting daily am/pm opportunities for volunteers from food distribution to site debris clean up. Follow their page on Facebook for information https://www.facebook.com/hopelandchurch/ for those updates.
Donations for tornado relief can dropped at St. Vincent de Paul Community Store, 120 W. Apple St. in Dayton 24-hours a day.
Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Dr., Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W Third St. and Lohrey Recreation Center, 2366 Glenarm Ave. Hours for the centers are Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Donations of skids or larger should be made at the Expo Center, Dayton Airport, 3900 McCauley Drive, Vandalia from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
— Fill the Truck – Again will have a semi-trailer at the Royal Crest Building 29 W. Main Tipp City from 9am-5pm then from 5pm-8:30pm donation drop off’s will be at Tipp city public library. Donations will be collected through June 7th. Items that are needed: Bottled water, Hygiene products, Cleaning supplies and gloves and anything else someone would need. Monetary donations can be made at 3 E. Main St at Tipp Monroe Community Services
The Puerto Rican American and Caribbean Organization of Dayton is accepting donations for Dayton tornado victims Saturday June 8, 15 and 22 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Dayton International School Spanish Immersion Academy at 5700 Far Hills Avenue. The organization is not accepting clothing, food or water, but is accepting personal care items, cleaning supplies, paper products, first aid items, batteries, candles, diapers, latex and work gloves, masks, shovels, flashlights, etc. Gift cards are accepted and preferred.
— The Miami Valley Veterans Museum and the Franklin Masonic Lodge of Troy are running a joint donation drop off Wednesday, June 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at their location at 107 W. Main St. Items needed include water, toiletries, baby supplies, dog food, work gloves, hygiene supplies, safety glasses, bandages, trash bags, tarps, flashlights with batteries, bug spray, contact lens solution, buckets and sunscreen. Items should be dropped off on the ground floor. Contact Bruce Ball of Troy on Facebook if you need to donate after that time to arrange a drop off.
Cedar Hill Furniture is accepting donations during regular business hours at its Huber Heights, Kettering and Springfield locations.
The store is asking for donated water, canned food, baby formula, diapers, wipes, personal hygiene products, new underwear, trash bags, batteries and socks.
Cedar Hill Furniture is open from 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.
Montgomery County is seeking volunteers. Licensed professionals in skilled trades, medical and veterinary fields, as well as individuals and companies that own and operate equipment — everything from chainsaws to heavy equipment — are needed. Volunteers will be matched to organizations with specific volunteer needs. Volunteers need their photo ID, and can register at Sinclair Community College, Building 20. You can register seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Ginghamsburg Methodist Church’s Tipp City campus is organizing its June 8 and June 22 service days around assisting those harmed by the storms and tornadoes, Nathan Combs, the church’s executive director of operations, said.
Those interested in the service days should send email to Ngarrett@Ginghamsburg.org
Safe house studios is looking for volunteers to help out with handing out donations they received and getting supplies to those in need with out means of transportation. They will be meeting at Pippins Market at 5440 Olive Road, Trotwood. They are also still accepting donations of food, water, or anything that someone would need.
The Community Blood Center has a critical need for type O positive blood, Mark Pompilio, a spokesman for the center, said. Officials ask that people with O type blood to donate blood at the Dayton Community Blood Center, 349 South Main St.
Donors can also visit www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE to schedule the best time to donate.
CLC Dayton – LoveDayton Initiative Saturday June 8th starting at 9am at their Little York Campus will focus on disaster relief projects throughout the day. Volunteers can register at clcdayton.com
Samaritan’s Purse Day Volunteers: If you are local to the area we welcome you to serve for the day. Please arrive at our host location: Living Word Church, 926 E National Rd, Vandalia, OH 45377 at 7:30 am or 12:30 pm for orientation. Volunteers will work Mondays – Saturdays, beginning Wednesday, May 28 at 12:30 pm. Please bring a bagged lunch and water with you. If you have questions about serving as a day volunteer please contact the site at 937-414-1152.
Donations may be dropped off at Bob Ross Buick GMC or Mercedes-Benz of Centerville. Employees will then distribute donations to The American Red Cross, United Way of Greater Dayton and the Foodbank.
Donations needed include:
Non-Perishable Food Items
Hygiene Products (i.e. Toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant)
Donations may be dropped off at the following times: M-T 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., now through June 30th.
More opportunities are coming for the weekend! Stay tuned….