Current Events/Disasters


Updated August 20, 2019
Miami Valley Strong!

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

Talk to FEMA representatives about your individual situation and registration information.

The FEMA DRCs are open 10:00 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 5 pm.

This center will close on August 30, 2019.

Dayton Children's Hospital

1010 Valley STreet, Dayton, OH 45404

Register for FEMA assistance, ask questions, get status updates on your application:


or go to a FEMA center

deadline to register is extended to

September 3


The Presidential Disaster Declaration is for affected residents of
Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry, and Pickaway counties.
In addition to possible low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the declaration opens up the Individual Assistance Program and the Disaster Legal Services Program.
  1. What assistance is available for eligible households?  Fact Sheet
  2. FEMA Sequence of Delivery

Crisis Cleanup is available online at


Hot Meals

Shelters currently open


Debris Removal Assistance

Tree Removal

Distribution Centers

Cleaning Supplies


Baby Supplies - Diapers, Formula



Food Boxes

Legal Aid

Mental Health Care

Helping Children Cope with Crisis

Replacing Important Documents

     Property Deeds


     Birth Certificates

     Medicare/Medicaid replacement cards

     Social Security Cards


   * - great list of resources!

     Montgomery County: 

     Montgomery County Sheriff:

     City of Trotwood: (and Facebook)

     City of Beavercreek:

     City of Dayton:


If your pet has gone missing, we encourage you to contact your local shelters and let us know. You can contact them at:

Humane Society of Greater Dayton 1661 Nicholas Rd., Dayton, OH 45417 937-268-7387



Homeowner Assistance – Home Repair Programs


More Resources

Ohio VOAD updates on Facebook and Twitter -- @OhioVOAD

City Of Dayton: Where to find Help:




How to Volunteer and/or Donate
(scroll down)

Tornado Long Term Recovery

Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) for the Miami Vally meets  weekly.

The Disaster Case Management Work Group meets weekly.


There is also a Housing/Repair & Rebuild Work Group.


There is significant damage in Logan Couty that is not included in the FEMA declaration for Individual Assistance.










The Cincinnati ToolBank is a resource for organizations in need of large quantities of tools. We are making these tools available at no charge for all recovery efforts.

K A T  P E P M E Y E R | Executive Director 

facebook/instagram/twitter: @cincitoolbank

If you have a request for help from Ohio VOAD member organizations, please contact:

Ohio VOAD Disaster Coordinator

Erin Cordle

     or contact

Brenda Hostetler

VOAD Office: 330-930-0506


American Radio Relay League

ARRL Newsletter - August 2019

If you wish to VOLUNTEER, please do not self-deploy. Contact a trusted organization working in the area (above list). Also, see our member organizations - click here.

Register with the Ohio Responds Volunteer Registry to be eligible for Limited Liability Protection under Ohio law. Be sure to also register with an organization doing response work in the area.

Volunteer Limited Liability Protection - click here

If you wish to DONATE, please contact one of the organizations working in the area (above) to find out what is needed and where to send it, so your generosity is put to good use. See our member organizations - click here.

How to Donate and Volunteer Responsibly (click here)


How to Help in the Long Term Recovery

Ohio VOAD Organizations that worked on the Memorial Day Tornado response and recovery:

  • African Methodist Episcopal church and Layman AME
  • Brethren Disaster Ministries
  • Catholic Charities
  • Church World Service
  • Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team
  • Convoy of Hope
  • Crisis Clean Up
  • Crossroads Church
  • Dayton Food Bank
  • Dayton Foundation
  • Declare Dayton
  • Gospel Mission, Inc.
  • H.A.R.P.
  • International Orthodox Christian Charities
  • Lutheran Disaster Services
  • Mennonite Disaster Services
  • Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
  • Ohio ARES (American Radio Relay League) Amateur Radio
  • Operation BBQ Relief (feeding)
  • Operation Blessing (salvage personal belongings, debris removal, chainsaw work, blue roofs, Volunteer Management) 
  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
  • Red Cross
  • Saint Vincent De Paul
  • Salvation Army
  • Samaritans Purse
  • Seventh Day Adventist Disaster Relief
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Southern Baptist Convention
  • Team Rubicon
  • Together Dayton
  • Tool Bank
  • Tri-State County Animal Response Team (CART)
  • United Way
  • United Methodists
  • and many others



Click here for

Ohio VOAD Activation Referral Process



FEMA Disaster Reporter

The purpose of the FEMA Disaster Reporter is to crowdsource and share disaster-related information for events occurring within the United States, allowing citizens, first responders, emergency managers, community response & recovery teams, and others to view and contribute information on a publicly accessible map.

The Disaster Reporter is a feature in the FEMA App that allows users to take a photograph in a disaster area and submit it, along with a short text description.  All approved disaster-related photos and text are posted.

Access FEMA Disaster Reporter here      Download the App here






Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Ohio VOAD Activation Referral Procedure



County EMA Directors contact information click here

Map of Ohio's 88 Counties click here






President Donald Trump today issued a Presidential Disaster Declaration for federal assistance for individuals and businesses after 21 tornadoes touched down during the severe storms that passed through Ohio during the evening of May 27 and early morning of May 28.