May 28, 2019

The Dayton Foundation Establishes Disaster Relief Fund To Help Those Impacted By Devastating Tornadoes

In order to provide a rapid response to the devastation left in the wake of the tornadoes that swept through Greater Dayton and Celina on May 27, The Dayton Foundation has established the 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 affected by these storms.

“We are deeply saddened by the destruction these storms have left in our community,“ said Mike Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation. “Many people want to reach out and help our neighbors impacted by the tornadoes. Individuals who contribute to the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund can be assured that their donations will be distributed safely and responsibly to nonprofit organizations that are on the ground assisting those in need.”

Individuals interested in supporting community relief efforts through the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund of The Dayton Foundation may make a secure, online credit card donation here, or mail a check to The Dayton Foundation, 1401 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio 45409. “Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund“ should be designated on the check or in the fund name field.

About The Dayton Foundation

The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since its establishment in 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing more than 3,700 charitable funds that have provided more than $920 million in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide. Ranked among the top 5 percent of all community foundations in the nation for total assets, The Dayton Foundation is second among them in the number of charitable funds and third in the number of grants awarded. More information about The Dayton Foundation is available at or follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

For more information about how you can help those impacted by the tornadoes, click here.

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File date: 05.28.19


John and Beth Ey

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– John and Beth Ey, Dayton Foundation donors since 1999

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