We’re all eager to pitch in and help our community. Many organizations in the region need donations or are drop-off zones for distribution to those in need.
Here’s where you can donate goods:
>> TORNADO RELIEF: How you can help
>>Special Occasions Party Supply, 2529 West Main St. in Troy is hosting a toy drive for victims of the tornadoes. Toys can be dropped of Jun 1 -7 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
>>Tipp City: A semi truck will be set up in Tipp City at West Main and Fourth Street June 3-7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
>>The Tipp City Library is collecting tornado relief items Friday, June 7 between 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Items needed include bottled water, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, trash bags, baby items, food and pet food.
>> In Centerville, the Bob Ross Auto Group, 85 Loop Road, is accepting bottle water, non-perishable food items, hygiene products, and monetary donations during the month of June. Items can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. They’ll also donate $50 for every car sold and $5 for every car serviced.
>>The Steam Plant, 617 E. Third St., is collecting bottled water and nonperishable food items between June 3 - June 6. Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The site is also a free co-working space for anyone who needs work space or to charge electronics.
>>In Dayton, Heart Mercantile, 438 E. Fifth St. in the Oregon District, is taking donations.
>>In Huber Heights a donation trailer has been set up at the intersection of Bushclover Dr. and Blackford Way in the Carriage Trails community. They are accepting clothing, baby products, food, water and bedding to be distributed to local shelters.
>> In Trotwood, at Corinthian Baptist Church, 700 South James H. McGee Blvd, which is one of the American Red Cross emergency shelters, they are asking for donations. Items that are needed include: bottled water, work gloves, baby products, personal hygiene supplies, non-perishable food items, safety glasses, laundry detergent, pillows, etc.
>>In Brookville, Ridge Church on Brookville Phillipsburg Road is asking for Band aids, safety glasses, chainsaw blades, trash bags, tarps, fruits and vegetables, bottled water, portion cups with lids, flashlights and batteries, bug spray, contact solution, buckets, work gloves, sunscreen and body wipes
>>To help those affected by severe weather, The Foodbank in Dayton is asking for bottled water and non-perishable food item donations, as well as volunteers to help sort food. The Foodbank ask that the non-perishable food items are easy to open.
>>The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1000 N. Keowee St. in Dayton, is taking water bottle donations. Please call the front desk at (937) 528-5100 before arriving.
>>Murphy’s Used Books, 2852 Wilmington Pike in Kettering , is collecting bottled water for the Dayton Foodbank. Everyone who donates will get a coupon for a free book.
>>Forest Ridge Baptist Church, 6890 Union Schoolhouse Rd, is a drop off point for donations of bottled water. Leave the water on the front sidewalk, near the front door. It will be delivered to Riverside, Huber Heights and Beavercreek.
>>The Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team is accepting donations at Northridge Church of Christ, 2211 Needmore Rd., Dayton between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Items needed include: water, tarps, work gloves, coolers, grills, charcoal (matchlight type), personal care items, cleaning supplies and gift cards to McDonald’s, Lowes, Walmart, Kroger and other grocery stores. No clothes, please.
>>Monarch Market, located inside the Dayton Mall near the Chic-Fil-A between Elder Beerman and DSW, is accepting donations of cleaning supplies, infant care items, canned goods, personal and female hygiene supplies and bottle water. Items can be dropped off at the store Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. If delivering large items call (937) 660-0072 or (937) 765-7715 for delivery to a back door.
>>Twist Cupcakery, 25 South St. Clair St. in Dayton, is collecting items to benefit Trotwood. Items needed include toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers and wipes, soap, deodorant, wash clothes and items to make sandwiches that can be distributed.
>>Adrienne’s White Rabbit Lounge, 889 S. Main St. in Centerville is taking donations of clothing, water, baby and pet supplies. Items can be dropped off between 1 p.m. and 2 a.m.
>>Special Occasions Party Supply, 1215 East Stroop Rd. in Kettering is hosting a toy drive for victims of the tornadoes. Toys can be dropped of Jun 1 -7 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The Greene in Beavercreek is a permanent drop off site for The Foodbank and is taking bottled water and non-perishables for disaster relief. Items can be
dropped at the security office 24-hours a day located at 4452 Buckeye Lane.
Fairborn UMC, 100 N. Broad St., in Fairborn, is taking donations of water, non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and more.
Dayton Vineyard Church, 4051 Indian Ripple Rd. in Beavercreek, is accepting donations of ready- to-eat food items, bottled water, toiletries and more.
Numerous Butler County agencies and organizations are drop-off zones for items that will be donated to the Dayton area tornado victims.
Here are some of the items that are needed the most: non-perishable food, water, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, hand soap, toilet paper, tampons, diapers, baby wipes, gauze, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, bleach, dish soap, laundry detergent, bath towels, blankets, washcloths, dog food, cat food, cat litter, leashes, collars, towels, kids books, toys, bottles and formula.
Here is a list of local locations accepting donations:
Assured Automotive Repair and Discount Tire, 215 Charles St., Middletown.
Barks n Bubbles, 420 Ohio 122, Madison Twp.
Madison Fire Department, Ohio 122 and Mosian Road.