Domestic Disaster Response & Preparedness
Photo: Craig Thompson, Disciple Design
Event Summary: 21 tornadoes struck Ohio on Memorial Day, 2019, including 11 in the greater Dayton area. As of Aug. 16, more than 4,000 people from the Dayton area had applied for federal assistance through FEMA.
How Disciples are Involved:
Local Contacts: Miami Valley Long-Term Recovery Operations Group, Ecumenical Partners, local congregations
Early Response: Week of Compassion provided solidarity grants to affected Disciples households.
Ongoing Engagement: We are assessing needs and potential partnerships and exploring a collaboration to help address affordable housing needs exacerbated by the tornadoes.
How to Help:
Volunteer: Stay tuned for details about volunteer opportunities.
Give to Week of Compassion: Designate “US Storms and Fires”
Pray: Continue to pray for the people of Ohio and our Week of Compassion partners.
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