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Financial Help Still Available For 2019 Tornado Victims, Damaged Properties

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Rebuilding Together Dayton
With the help of local volunteers, Rebuilding Together Dayton works to transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities.

A year and a half after the Memorial Day Tornado outbreak, people are still putting their homes and their lives back together. Rebuilding Together Dayton (RTD), a local recovery agency, is urging anyone who still needs assistance with home repairs to contact their agency before the winter weather sets in.

RTD is one of four local agencies issuing funds provided by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati through their disaster reconstruction program. They say right now is the time to make needed repairs. Severe winter weather can cause significant additional damage to properties already damaged by the tornados.

Amy Radachi, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together Dayton, says there’s funding available to help.

“Up to $ 20,000 per [household] to address some simple needs, such needs as roofs, windows, siding, anything that we can do to button up the house before winter hits us again.”

The organization is especially encouraging those who are uninsured or under-insured to apply for the funding.

Application requirements and more information can be found on the Rebuilding Together Dayton website.