Outbreak of tornadoes devastated areas in the Miami Valley: How to help and get help

Widespread damage has been reported in the Miami Valley.due to 7 confirmed tornadoes which touched down on Monday evening. The seven confirmed tornadoes, ranged in strength from EF0 to EF3, were confirmed in Beavercreek, Celina, West Milton, New Madison and Montgomery County. Crews are working to confirm other damage.

How to help: From Dayton.com

Where to get help 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. GREENE COUNTY

  • King’s Table Bar, 2348 Grange Hall Road in Beavercreek (put on by city of Beavercreek officials, not Red Cross)

  • The Red Cross has a site at First Baptist Church of Kettering, 3939 Swigart Rd., Beavercreek

  • The Dayton Vineyard Church, 4051 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek has opened their church facility as a temporary tornado relief shelter from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. until power is restored. They are accepting financial contributions as well as donations of water and non-perishable food, snacks, and other items that don’t require cooking (e.g., granola bars, bananas, etc.). For more info, visit dvc.life/relief.

MERCER COUNTY Coldwater Eagles Lodge, 101 W. Walnut Street Coldwater

MIAMI COUNTY Laura Fire Station, 10 North Main Street in Laura Hoffman Methodist, 201 S. Main Street in West Milton Ginghamsburg Church’s The Avenue, 6759 S. County Rd. 25A in Tipp City, is open for those seeking shelter and bottled water is available.


  • Mt. Enon Baptist Church at 1501 W. Third St., Dayton. The Red Cross opened a new shelter Tuesday night after Corinthian Baptist Church reached capacity.

  • Diversite Salon, 37 Hillside Court in Englewood, is offering free shampoos, showers, bottled water and food until power and water comes back on for area residents. The salon is located near Brookville and Trotwood.

  • George’s Family Restaurant, 5216 N. Dixie Dr., is giving away free food and water. The restaurant if without power and the owner, Elesha Snyder, plans to grill the food and give it away as long as it lasts.

  • The Barrel House, 417 E. Third St. in Dayton has free bottled water.

  • Sinclair Community College has free bottled water available on the Dayton campus. The free water can be found at: Building 7 in the library loggia; Building 8 in the basement; Building 14 walkway; Building 20 lobby and at 37 Eaker St.

  • The Ridge Church, 7555 Brookville Phillipsburg Road in Brookville

  • Morton Middle School, 8555 Peters Pike in Vandalia

  • First Baptist Church of Kettering, 3939 Swigart Road in Dayton

  • Corithian Baptist Church, 700 S. James H. McGee Blvd in Trotwood. The shelter is at capacity, however, storm victims remain at the church are are receiving aid.

  • First Baptist Church of Kettering, 3939 Swigart Road in Kettering

  • OinkADoodleMoo is opening its restaurants for a “place to rest, get free water, use the internet, or just a place to call home for awhile.” Area locations: 8683 N. Main St., Clayton; 40 N. Main St., Miamisburg; 912 East Dorothy Lane, Kettering, 10 W. Second St., Dayton.

  • Aullwood Audubon, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton is offering clean, fresh water if they need it. Aullwood has an independent well system. Each household may fill up to five (5) gallons of water today, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29 at Aullwood Farm between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Please bring your own containers to fill. We wish everyone the best. Call 937-890-7360 for more information.

  • Ginghamsburg Church’s Fort McKinley Campus, 3721 W. Siebenthaler Ave. in Trotwood is open for those seeking shelter and bottled water is available.

Ice and Water (from WHIO)

There are several locations throughout the Miami Valley where you can get free bottled water and ice. DP&L has ice distribution centers set up at the following locations from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Beavercreek Senior Center, 3868 Dayton Xenia Road

  • Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N

  • Trotwood Fire Station #72, 5469 Little Richmond Road

Bottled water is available at the following locations beginning at 10 a.m.:

  • Stebbins High School in Riverside, starting at 3 p.m. City of Riverside giving away water, limit of 2 gallons per family and there is a limited supply of bottled water

  • Spicer Heights Shopping Center, on Grange Hall and Kemp Road, from noon to 8 p.m.

  • Clark State, 3775 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek

  • Corinthian Church, 700 N. James H. McGee, Dayton

  • Morton Middle School, 8555 Peters Pike, Vandalia

  • The Ridge Church, 7555 Brookville-Phillipsburg Road, Brookville

  • Montgomery County Environmental Services, 1850 Spaulding Road, Dayton

  • Washington Twp. Rec Center, 895 Miamisburg Road

  • Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Road, Dayton

  • Sinclair Community College, 444 W. 3rd Street (Building 7 in library lobby, Building 8 basement, Building 14 walkway, Building 20 Lobby, Eaker Street)

The city of Huber Heights has also set up a series of water filling stations to assist anyone in need of potable water. The water stations will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Those visiting are asked to bring their own containers. Locations include:

  • Thomas Cloud Park 4707 Brandt Pike – Main Parking Lot to the Rear

  • Rose Music Center 6800 Executive Blvd– Enter Main Front Gate

  • Fire Station 22 located at 7008 Brandt Pike

  • Fire Station 23 located at 7435 Old Troy Pike

  • Fire Station 25 located at 9975 Old Troy Pike

Lyft is providing free rides to the water distribution sites with the code DAYTORELIEF19

Food distribution

Kroger Harrison Twp. will host a free community cookout for Dayton-area storm victims affected by Monday night’s tornadoes and severe weather. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the Kroger store at 3520 W. Siebenthaler Ave. in Harrison Twp.

East End Community Services, 624 Xenia Ave. in Dayton, will hold a mini pop-up food pantry Wednesday from 4 p.m.- 5 p.m. Stock up on beans, select produce and some breads will supplies last.

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