Kroger to host free ‘Community Cookout’ for storm victims TODAY

Kroger officials announced today they will host a free community cookout for Dayton-area storm victims affected by Monday night’s tornadoes and severe weather.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the Kroger store at 3520 W. Siebenthaler Ave. in Harrison Twp.

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Details of the event are still being worked out, Kroger spokeswoman Erin Rolfes said this morning, May 29.

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Portions of Trotwood, Harrison Twp. and north Dayton were among those hit by the six Miami Valley tornadoes that tore through the region Monday night and during the early-morning hours Tuesday, ripping roofs off of homes, uprooting trees, downing power lines and injuring more than 160. The storm is responsible for one death, 81-year-old Melvin Dale Hannah, of Celina, who was killed after a tornado blew a parked vehicle into his home while he slept.

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We will update this story with any new details.

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