Kettering resident Theodore Hale was spared from a hit from any of the 15 tornadoes that struck the region on Memorial Day.
But the avid cyclist couldn’t ignore the damage they caused, or the struggles of those who were directly impacted.
Hale explains why he raised nearly $1,200 for victims of the Memorial Day tornadoes via the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund established by the Dayton Foundation. Listen to his story in the podcast above.
This audio recording is part of a partnership between Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV, Dayton.com and WHIO Radio designed to share stories of survival, struggle and strength.
Miami Valley residents shared personal stories about their experiences during the Oregon District mass shooting, Memorial Day tornadoes and other 2019 tragedies with Dayton Daily News reporters Cornelius Frolik and Amelia Robinson.
The sessions were recorded at the Dayton Metro Library’s downtown branch. Some will be featured as part of an upcoming WHIO-TV special.
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