Disaster Relief

Natural and unnatural disasters affect our friends and family across the nation and even here at home. When disasters hit, our community is great at rallying together for the common good.

We partner with local and national organizations in times of need in response to provide a way for the Miami Valley to make a difference.

Current Disaster Relief Responses

COVID-19 Pandemic Response – March 2020

We have been actively responding to the coronavirus since it was first declared a pandemic in March. With extended drive-thru hours and distributions, we are constantly assessing how to help those who are affected.

You can read about our relief efforts here and here.

Past Disaster Relief Responses

Miami Valley Tornado Response – May 2019

On May 27, 2019, tornados ran through many parts of the Miami Valley, affecting thousands of people through tornado damage, flood damage, and power outages.

We worked closely with first responders, Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency, Dayton Area Red Cross, and Wright Patt Credit Union to help minimize the effects of the tornados and address the needs that have been created.

Hurricane Michael Response – October 2018

The Foodbank, in partnership with Wright Patt Credit Union, Sinclair Community College, and Ohio Medical Transport, collected donations for relief from Hurricane Michael.

Rush Transportation delivered a semi-truck load to a food bank located on the Florida-Georgia line to help provide water to those affected by the hurricane.

Hurricane Florence Response – September 2018

The Foodbank, in partnership with Wright Patt Credit Union, Sinclair Community College, Ohio Medical Transportation, and Rush Transport, collected donations for relief from Hurricane Florence on the East Coast.

From Monday, September 17th through Friday, September 21st, donations were collected to support those affected by this hurricane and other disasters. Two semi-truck loads of water were delivered to food banks on the East Coast.

Rush Transportation donated their time through the delivery of donations to food banks in the affected areas.