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Ashville Group Heading to Dayton for Relief Efforts Asking for Help and Donations


ASHVILLE – A man in Ashville is orchestrating a relief group to head to the Dayton area tomorrow June 1st to help the families from the tornado devastation that happened on Monday.

On Monday May 27, 2019 the Dayton area was severely impacted by a rare E4 tornado that desimated several neighborhoods in the area. People were asked to leave their homes in the area by firefighters and safety forces. Now allowed to pick up the pieces of what is left of their homes, people are in need of aid.

Matt Hardbarger of Ashville says he was going to take his kids to The Memorial to donate there but he said, “the more I see the devastation I feel like this would be a good opportunity to smoke up some BBQ and head out there and help out.” Hardbarger says this is a good opportunity for his kids to learn to give back to people in need so he started orchestrating these efforts just a few days ago.

Hardbarger said space is limited in caravan for large items and they are looking for someone to transport larger items of aid. Niagara Botting in Gahanna has already donated 4 pallets of water, and some aids have already been donated but this is what Hardbarger is needing now.

  • Toiletries
  • Wipes
  • Flavor Packets for waters
  • Bug Spray
  • First Aid Kids
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash Donations to buy what people need
  • Transportation of Larger items and people

The Group has teamed up with Declare.org a group in Dayton leading efforts to organize and direct clean up and aide for the city.

If you have items to donate feel free to drop off outside Hardbargers Garage at 14018 Ashville Pike, or contact him on facebook or 614-989-4170. The group will be leaving at 9 am on Saturday morning, and they know this gives people little time but the efforts are needed now.