The Salvation Army’s Tornado Response Work Continues in Hard-Hit Dayton Ohio

The Salvation Army’s Tornado Response Work Continues in Hard-Hit Dayton Ohio

May 29, 2019

Thad Hicks | | (740) 601-1252

The Salvation Army continues its work serving the hardest hit areas of the state after a series of powerful tornadoes struck Ohio.

The SWO Division has been responding since day one across the impacted areas with several areas suffering significant damage, the hardest hit area being in the greater Dayton area. The Dayton Kroc Center is currently being utilized as the central feeding hub for its response efforts, with 4 feeding canteens being supported across the areas of impact. The Kroc Center in cooperation with local Emergency Management is ramping up as a distribution site, particularly for bottled water and other resources.

Teams of trained Salvation Army Emotional and Spiritual Care personnel are being assigned to each of the canteens to help with the multitude of emotional or spiritual issues survivors may experience.

At this time, they have an additional three canteens on standby (one from within the SWO Division and one from Toledo). Additional resources are not being requested currently, but may become necessary over the coming days.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index ( The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.