Tornado disaster relief Opportunities


Living Word Church, 926 E National Rd, Vandalia

Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization experienced in disaster relief will be in Dayton area for the next several weeks. Right now, they’re operating out of Living Word Church in Vandalia. If you are able, you can provide food for victims and volunteers. They’ve specifically asked for dessert items to be packed in lunches and served for dinner. You can drop off items at Fairhaven's Centerville Campus anytime the building is open, and they will deliver them to Samaritan’s Purse. Please no refrigerated items.

If you would like to volunteer with Samaraitan's Purse, click here to visit their Dayton tornado relief webpage. They need volunteers to help with cleanup, as well as other tasks like data entry, answering phones and greeting.


The Red Cross is always in need of volunteers. If you would like to become a volunteer to help aid in Dayton's relief, some training is required. Click here to begin the volunteer process.

If you are unable to assist in the physical need of cleaning up areas, the quickest way to help those is need is to make a donation. Monetary donations allow the Red Cross to sort, store, distribute and provide what people need most. Click here to make a donation to the Red Cross.

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For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angel nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any power, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

The Church consists of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The local Church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer fellowship, the proclamation of the Gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper.

Ephesians 1:22-23, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41-47


Rejoice in the Lord always: again I say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

Philippians 4:4-7