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There are many needs for Dayton tornado relief – and there are many ways to help.

Help now by volunteering or giving for Dayton tornado relief.

The area has begun to reopen following the tornadoes that hit the Greater Dayton area. General volunteers are now welcome to help with the recovery.

Many Church of God congregations have collected offerings and sent volunteers. With so many in Southeastern Ohio, Salem Church of God is spearheading the Dayton tornado relief coordination. They are closely assisted by Hopeland Church, Onelove Church, and Huber Heights Church of God.  Communication is being facilitated by Ohio Ministries with the help of our Disaster Relief Team.

Your $$$ Help!

You can make an individual contribution through the Click to Help button which will be processed by Salem Church or through Ohio Ministries.

Disaster Relief Trailer

The Disaster Trailer arrives at the Salem Church – Thursday, June 13, 2019

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June 19 Update on Dayton Tornado Relief from Ohio Ministries Disaster Relief Team:

Special Project to Help the Children 

Neighborhood Bible School

The children’s leaders at Salem Church are not having VBS at their church campus this summer so they can use the budgeted funds for “Neighborhood Bible School” in parts of the disaster areas. It is short notice, but please consider making your church’s VBS Project “Neighborhood Bible School” and send the funds to Salem Church or to Ohio Ministries. Don’t forget to identify your gift for this project.


The Hopeland Church has a goal of 10,000 backpacks for the students in the tornado hit areas when they return to school in late August. Is this an area your students would like to become involved? The funds could be sent to Hopeland Church or through Ohio Ministries. Be sure to mark your gift “Backpacks“.

Photos from June 13, 2019.

Clean up is the current need and will be for some time to come! CAN YOU HELP?

1 – Click on the Click to Help button (Location and projects are selected by the local church team.)
2 – Drive in for a day as your schedule permits.
3 – Serve 2 or 3+ days – there are parking locations with water and electric hookups at the following:

Please call to make sure there is room.

North of Dayton: Trussel Farm (South of New Carlisle – between I-70 & US Rt. 40)
9055 S. Palmar Road
New Carlisle, Ohio 45344
Phone – 937-681-4158

East of Dayton: West Enon 1st Church of God
4800 Snider Road
Fairborn, Ohio 45324
Phone – 937-863-1042
(Not available during VBS June 24-28)

West of Dayton: Eaton 1st Church of God
601 E. Lexington Road
Eaton, Ohio 45320
Phone – 937-456-4681
(Not available during VBS June 23-27)

South of Dayton: Miamisburg 1st Church of God
446 N. Heineken Road
Miamisburg, Ohio
Phone – 937-866-3854
(Not available during VBS July 8-12)

South of Dayton: Germantown 1st Church of God
760 Farmersville Pike
Germantown, Ohio 45327
Phone – 937-855-6907
(Not available during VBS July 7-10)

Posts below are Previous to 6-19-19

Everyone is waiting on FEMA and the insurance companies. 

This means that rebuilding has to wait and we will benefit from volunteers throughout the summer. If you can’t help right now, please know that we will gladly welcome your help later.

We are working on immediate priorities.

Marvin Schooler, Ohio Ministries Disaster Relief Team Chairman, and Vernon Maddox, Ohio Ministries Project Coordinator for Disaster Relief, will be meeting with several of the Dayton area pastors during the week of June 10, 2019. They will establish priorities in regard to the use of funds and a plan of action to assist in the recovery. By the time of the meeting we should be able to gain a better assessment of the overall needs.

We will need help for months to come.

Please give some thought and prayers to organizing work groups that can help on site for a day or two.

The Disaster Relief Trailer is going to Salem Church. 

The trailer will be stored in a building when not in use and the distribution of its tools and equipment will be supervised.

No overnight accommodations for volunteers.

Several churches are working on possible sites for volunteers to park their own self-contained RVs and campers.

Get more information.

The Salem Church of God team is coordinating all efforts. If you have questions that cannot be answered on the Click to Help link, you may email Salem Church at You may also contact Vernon Maddox by email at

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