first_imgDayton, Oh. — The global humanitarian organization, Operation Blessing International, has deployed its U.S. Disaster Relief Team and a convoy of equipment to the Dayton area to assist with relief efforts following a swarm of deadly tornadoes that swept through earlier this week.Operation Blessing is operating from the Dayton Vineyard Church at 4051 Indian Ripple Rd in Beavercreek. Residents/homeowners whose homes were damaged to come and fill out a work order request for free volunteer help. Operation Blessing expects to begin coordinating day volunteers beginning Friday to help affected residents with tasks including salvaging personal belongings, debris removal, chainsaw work, and installing tarps on damaged roofs.Team leaders from Operation Blessing’s Virginia Beach headquarters arrived in Dayton on Tuesday to assess damages and meet with local emergency management officials in order to determine the areas of greatest need.The convoy of equipment departed from the organization’s Virginia Beach headquarters late yesterday and includes a construction trailer loaded with tools and emergency supplies, a box truck full of relief supplies, and the organization’s mobile command center.Operation Blessing will be accepting volunteers daily starting Friday, May 31. Volunteers should meet at the Operation Blessing base of operations at Dayton Vineyard Church at 4051 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and orientation takes place at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Day volunteers do not need to register in advance. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, dress appropriately for work in the field (long pants and hard-soled shoes or work boots) and also provide their own transportation to and from the work site. For any questions about volunteering, please call: 800-730-2537.RESIDENTS NEEDING HELP:Residents are invited come in person to fill out a work request for FREE volunteer help at Dayton Vineyard Church at 4051 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek daily from 9:30 a.m. to – 4:30 p.m. All residents must fill out a work order form and sign a release form in person, allowing volunteers access to your property. Volunteers will not be able to do work without a form SIGNED BY THE HOMEOWNER. Priority is given based on need (elderly, sick, disabled, etc) and is based on volunteer availability. Volunteer services offered include debris removal and help finding and sorting salvageable belongings. For more information on how to apply for help: 800-730-2537.For updates or for information about volunteering click here. To donate to the relief efforts click here.last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *