Tennessee Tornadoes: How you can help, donate

After tornadoes blew through Tennessee Monday night, killing more than 20 people, the Miami Valley is looking for ways to help.

Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Mike Foley announced that his office will be collecting supplies for survivors starting Wednesday.

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In a release, the office said members of the community can bring items to the Clerk of Courts office downtown or any of the Auto Title locations until Friday at 5 p.m.

Needed items include cleaning supplies like all-purpose cleaner, paper towels, anti-bacterial wipes, towels, rags, tarps and toilet paper.

Those with water to donate are asked to take it to the Dayton Food Bank, which has the means to transport it.

A member of the Clerk of Courts staff will travel to Nashville this weekend to deliver any items collected.

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“Our region was devastated by the Memorial Day Tornadoes in 2019, so the members in our community know what Nashville is going through. Even if you can find it in your heart to donate $5 worth of cleaning supplies, that will make a difference to the people who have lost everything in Nashville,” Foley said in the release.

The Montgomery County Clerk of Courts office is at 41 North Perry Street, Room 106, in Dayton.

The office also operates in five locations, including:

  • 451 West Third Street in Dayton
  • 108 West Spring Valley Road in Centerville
  • 8391 North Main Street in Clayton
  • 6108 Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights
  • 5552 North Springboro Pike in Moraine

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Likewise, Bill’s Donut Shop in Centerville is collecting monetary donations and gift cards for victims, and will coordinate with Centerville police, Cookeville, Tennessee police and other agencies in the Tennessee area to get those donations to the people who need it most.

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