Ways You Can Help Your Neighbors Affected by Recent Tornadoes in Greater Dayton
The Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund was established in response to the devastation left in the wake of tornadoes that swept through Greater Dayton on May 27. The fund allows The Dayton Foundation to distribute funds to charitable organizations that are addressing long-term and immediate needs for our friends and neighbors affected by these storms, and assisting in rebuilding and recovery efforts in our region. One hundred percent of donations to the fund will be distributed to vetted nonprofit organizations that are helping others get back on their feet after catastrophic events, now and in the future.
If you are a Dayton Foundation donor and use Donor Express, the Foundation’s secure, online fund access system, you may direct grants to the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund or to any other 501(c)(3) that is providing aid. Please specify in the “Grant Purpose” section on the “Grant Recommendation” screen of Donor Express that your contribution is to be made for local tornado relief efforts.
If you would like to help community relief efforts through the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund but do not currently have a Dayton Foundation fund, you may mail a check to The Dayton Foundation, 40 N. Main Street, Suite 500, Dayton, OH 45423. Please make sure that "Greater Dayton Disaster Relief" is listed on the check or in the fund name field. You also may make a secure, online credit card donation here ».
As a service to our donors and other charitable-minded individuals, The Dayton Foundation also is providing the following links for more information on how to contribute to other charitable organizations that are working to help our friends and neighbors. You may want to visit their websites to learn more about their efforts. We will be updating this page as more information becomes available. Other charitable individuals can make contributions directly to the charities through their websites as noted below.
American Red Cross - Dayton Area Chapter (www.redcross.org).
The Foodbank, Inc. (https://thefoodbankdayton.org/)
For more information on giving safely in times of disaster, click here.
IN THEIR WORDS
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– John and Beth Ey, Dayton Foundation donors since 1999