DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Flooding continues to devastate North and South Carolina, and some local organizations are pitching in as relief efforts will continue for days to come.
“We are such a giving community and we see that day in and day out,” said Lora Davenport, the Advocacy and Communications Manager for The Foodbank. “We’re so thankful for everybody who is looking for a way to donate, that we’re able to provide a way for them to donate and we can come together as a community and help our neighbors out.”
The Foodbank has extended their reach to those impacted by the now tropical depression Florence with help from Wright-Patt Credit Union, Sinclair Community College, Ohio Medical Transport, and Rush Transportation.
Davenport said Wright-Patt Credit Union has set up a specific Hurricane Florence Relief Fund, that you can donate to in person at any branch.
A spokesperson for the credit union said, “Our mission is to help people through life and one way we can help others is by raising funds and partnering with outstanding organizations, such as The Foodbank, to provide hope and comfort during difficult times.”
Davenport said there is also a great need right now for bottled water, so there are locations around the Miami Valley that are accepting those donations.
Donations of bottled water can be dropped off at:
Sinclair Community College, Building 12 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Ohio Medical Transport from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Foodbank from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
“With all of the flooding that happened, none of that water is able to be consumed, so we wanted to make sure that we gave them something that is useful right now and the weeks from here on out,” said Davenport.
Donations are being accepted until Friday, then Rush Transportation will deliver the bottles collected to the affected areas.
To donate online, click here.