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Tornado Recovery and Community Resources


Many of our friends, family and neighbors have been affected by the tornadoes that passed through our region on May 27. While several of our locations lost power and water, as of now, all Dayton Metro Libraries are open. 

useful regional recovery Resources

WHIO News: Resource Map -WHIO has created an interactive Google Map that "shows confirmed locations where you can find shelter, water/ice, showers, general aid, and more. Information on major damage areas and tornado paths is also included." (About the map)

WHIO News: Roadway Closures

Community Resource Guides

Please be aware that some local agencies are relying heavily on social media to make citizens aware of situational changes, water updates, street closures, cooling stations/shelters and more. Below we have provided links to Facebook and Twitter pages as we have found them.

Links to Offical Resources by City/County

Montgomery County

Greene County

How You Can Help

Give Blood: The Community Blood Center is seeking donations (especially from O Positive donors)

Monetary Donation: The Dayton Foundation has established a Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund. "The fund will allow the Foundation to quickly distribute disaster relief funds to charitable organizations that currently are working to help provide food, clothing and shelter for our friends and neighbors who are affected by these storms."

Food Donations: Dayton Food Bank is seeking bottled water, ready to eat food donations and volunteers. Learn more here

Give Your Time: Many local organizations are organizing and seeking volunteers. Visit to find local volunteer opportunities.

Additional Resources

WHIO News: Tornado Relief: How You Can Help Tornado Relief: How You Can Help


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