Volunteers Repair Landscapes Damaged by Memorial Day Tornadoes – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

The campaign to repair the landscape damaged by Memorial Day tornadoes will continue for another year

MIAMI VALLEY — Keep America Beautiful is bringing back its RETREET program for another round of planting today, April 30.

The organization is the nation’s largest nonprofit community improvement organization and has already planted 95 trees in Sinclair Park and some homes.

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church on Westbrook Road in Brookville, according to the organization’s website.

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The group moved west to east in the path of the EF4 tornado, beginning in Brookville, then east to Clayton, Perry Twp. and then to Trotwood.

The application process is free and you can apply at www.retreet.org/mvtc

Rap Hankins, who lives in Trotwood, said his home was devastated by the 2019 Memorial Day tornado outbreak.

“What RETREET is doing and what the Dayton Foundation is doing and all those who have funded this effort are actually bringing normality back to our region and they are helping us heal every tree that is planted,” Hankins said.

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