Disaster Relief

Resource Information for the Tornado Affected

By June 10, 2019 July 24th, 2019 No Comments

Two weeks out from the biggest disaster to hit our area in a very long time.  Some are still struggling to find belongings and family pets, some are looking for housing, some are wondering what the hell do they do next.   This community has busted its ass the since the storms to get people back up.    Donate your time, donate what you can…it is needed and accepted all over the counties affected.  For those moving to Phase II of recovery,  this is a compilation of resources for needs that may be immediate and for needs that are upcoming.


The McKinney-Vento Act addresses the needs of homeless children (which include for your purposes – families displaced from their school district.)

Important points:

1) Affected youth can remain in their school of origin which is their last school attended, the designated receiving school at the next grade level (if there is a feeder school pattern), and preschools.

2) Transportation is required to be provided by the district.

3) Homeless children and youth must be enrolled in school immediately, even if they lack documents or have missed application or enrollment deadlines during any period of homelessness.

4) Waiver of fees including lunch fees

Contact the following local liaisons:


christine pruitt clpruitt@daytonpublic.com 937-542-3304.

Tyrone E. Nadir at (937) 854-3050 Ext. 1119


MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019 10:00AM – 8:00PM


Residents affected by the tornados and who have lost important documents can receive a waiver on all application fees for the following documents:

  • driver’s license
  • auto titles
  • divorce decrees
  • court ordered name change document
  • marriage license
  • social security card
  • passport
  • guardianship

There will also be free information and legal help for post tornado issues  in the following areas:

  • FEMA assistance programs
  • Emergency food stamps
  • landlord/tenant issues
  • insurance claim issues
  • homeowner mortgage payment options
  • consumer fraud scams

Residents will also have access to:

  • Clothes
  • Diapers/wipes
  • food
  • household items
  • cleaning supplies
  • hygiene products
  • toiletries
  • toys/games

FREE PARKING  in the Building 12 garage.

Free Movie for attending children

For additional information contact Legal Aid Hotline at 937-228-8088


Red Cross has opened a tornado casework hotline for the Miami Valley for those severely impacted by the storm.  They have nurses that can assist with medications, mental health needs, and referrals for resources.


Greater Dayton Premier Management will house income qualified people and security deposits will be waived.  Additionally, people displaced by the tornado will receive additional preference points for housing placement.  Their website is www.dmha.org so check there frequently for updates.