RED CROSS SHELTERS AND HOW TO DONATE

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

The Red Cross continues to provide shelter, food, supplies and assistance to those affected by the tornados that devastated the Miami Valley area. 

Red Cross Shelters are open at:

·Morton Middle School, 8555 Peters Pike, Vandalia—68 people

·The Ridge Church, 7555 Brookville-Phillipsburg Road—16 people

·Corinthian Baptist Church, 700 N. James H. McGee—52 people

·First Baptist Church of Kettering, 3939 Swigert Rd--16 people

Anyone affected by the storms is welcome for a safe place to stay or to visit a 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.

Our Red Cross emergency response vehicles, in collaboration with the Salvation Army will be delivering lunches and water in the neighborhoods affected by the storms. We’ll also 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.

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