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Updates as of noon on June 3, 2019
The following list of resources was compiled in part by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and by Montgomery County. All are subject to change, and may need to be confirmed prior to use. Please use them as guidance only, and confirm with a call or check of social media posts whenever possible.
The YMCA of Greater Dayton will open up all 10 of their Greater Dayton facilities to anyone in need of showers or charging cell phones. This will be in effect until Friday at 10 p.m.
The boil advisory has been lifted for all of Dayton, Brookville, Trotwood, Montgomery County and Greene County water systems. The conservation advisory is also lifted. Residents may return to normal water usage.
Bottled water is available at the following locations, per the Montgomery County Human Resources Department. Note: Lyft will provide free rides to water distribution sites with the code DAYTORELIEF19.
People who currently receive food assistance who have lost their food due to the tornadoes or lack of electricity can apply for emergency food stamps and get more food stamps to help replace food that was lost. Individuals who previously did not receive food assistance might now be eligible if their income or other living expenses have significantly changed.
You can also apply for benefits at Montgomery County Job and Family Services Office at The Job Center, 1111 S. Edwin Moses Blvd., Dayton.
If Monday’s disaster left you with transportation challenges, you can go to your local library to apply for benefits or request replacement benefits online at benefits.ohio.gov.
Replacement Benefits Due to Power Loss
VRBO may also offer reduced rates for shelter in time of disaster: www.vrbo.com
(from Montgomery County Sheriff's Update of 5/31/2019 at 5:30 p.m.)
If a natural disaster destroyed your housing and you need assistance with moving expenses, rental deposit, rent and utility payments, contact these numbers for assistance and resources:• Miami Valley Community Action Partnership:937-963-9433• St. Vincent de Paul Conferences: 937-222-5555• VRBO may also offer reduced rates for shelter in time of disaster: www.vrbo.com
If the recent tornadoes destroyed your rental housing to the point that it is deemed uninhabitable:
Homeowner Assistance – Home Repair Programs• CountyCorp: 937-225-6328• Rebuilding Together Dayton: 937-223-4893• People Working Cooperatively: 513-351-7921
Legal Assistance and Fair Housing Resource• 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/
Large Donations (large trucks, semis, skids or larger):
Blood Donations: The Community Blood Center is in critical need of type O positive blood. Emergency room usage was high during Memorial Day weekend and storm damage has forced blood drive cancellations. Dayton CDC at 349 South Main Street is operating. Schedule donation at http://www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
Those affected by the storms can call the United Way 2-1-1 HelpLink Service if they are seeking resources such as clothing, food or programs for themselves or their family.
A Montgomery County Volunteer Reception Center is now open at Sinclair Community College Building 20. Volunteers register, and will be matched to organizations with specific volunteer needs.Location: Sinclair Community College, Bldg 20, 220 South Edwin C Moses, Dayton (enter off 5th St) Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 8 AM- 6 PMPhone number: 937-512-5700
Please bring a picture ID. All types of assistance are needed. Licensed professionals in skilled trades, medical, veterinary fields as well as individuals and companies that own and operate equipment (everything from chainsaws to heavy equipment) are very much needed and encouraged to volunteer their time.
The Wireless Emergency Communication Center has moved to Old North Dayton, Fire Station 8, 2636 Stanley Avenue (the corner of Stanley and Farr avenues).
City of Trotwood has declared 3 apartment complexes uninhabitable. The American Red Cross will offer shelter to 177 people from Westbrook Village and 425 people from Woodland Hills (formerly Castlebrook). Buses will be arriving at those apartment complexes today at NOON, 4:00 PM, and 6:30 PM. Residents are being transported to the Red Cross Morton Middle School shelter.
A designated phone has been set up for any questions on donations needed or to arrange to donate or help in any way. The phone number is 833-2345 ext.: 315, available 24 hours a day.
Shellabarger Park on Burkhardt Road is closed until further notice due to debris and fallen trees. The entrances have been closed off and we ask that no residents enter under any circumstance until further notice.
Ohio Emergency Management Agency
If a disaster is declared in your area, please call to apply for assistance or visit www.disasterassistance.gov.
Apps will update people on current disaster situation and provide information on safety during a disaster: