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Local organizations take lead on disaster recovery

By Nathan Dillard


The National Weather Service has confirmed that 15 tornadoes touched down on Memorial Day evening and into the next day.


The community activism and outreach organization Dayton Young Black Professionals (DYBP) has taken immediate focus on clean up and outreach operations in Dayton's often forgotten black neighborhoods. DYBP has released a statement of support in the photo below to inform the Dayton’s black community and notify Dayton residents of where they can easily find first responders and storm recovery assistance.  DYBP is also accepting donations at to their official Cash App account at the Cashtag $DaytonYBP. All funds will be used to bring water snacks in support of those recovering from the storm.


The Red Cross is setting up shelters at the following locations:
  • Morton Middle School, 8555 Peters Pike in Vandalia—68 people
  • The Ridge Church, 7555 Brookville-Phillipsburg Road in Brookville
  • Corinthian Baptist Church, 700 N. James H. McGee Blvd in Dayton
  • First Baptist Church of Kettering, 3939 Swigert Rd in Kettering


We at Elevate Dayton are accepting further information regarding disaster recovery and outreach support opportunities happening in the Dayton community. Please notify us of further efforts by contacting our Community Engagement Correspondent Daniel Thomas via email at danieljdthomas@gmail.com.


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