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County hosting event Monday to help tornado survivors with document replacement

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 2:10 PM

County hosting event Monday to help tornado survivors with document replacement. Getty Image
County hosting event Monday to help tornado survivors with document replacement. Getty Image

The Montgomery County Recorder’s Office is holding an event Monday to help people impacted by the Memorial Day tornadoes replace important documents.

“They will have to likely prove that they own their home in order to file an insurance claim or to qualify for financial resources from organizations to make repairs, or in the near future, obtain assistance from FEMA,” Recorder Brandon McClain said Wednesday. “They will have to have that deed readily accessible and if that is not accessible, we could potentially be looking at a barrier that will prevent them from being given the resources that they need to be able to move past this disaster.”

Montgomery County residents in need of new copies of their deeds, can come to a Document Replacement and Legal Resource Clinic on June 17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sinclair Community College building 12.

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At the event, people can also receive a waiver on all application fees for documents such as: driver’s license, auto title, divorce decree, court ordered name change document, marriage license, social security card, passport and guardianship.

Along with these documents, veterans can also receive new identification cards and DD 214 forms through the Montgomery County Recorder’s Office.

“In an effort to break down this barrier, my office will begin to distribute copies of deeds, free of charge to those homeowners who are in impacted areas throughout Montgomery County. Those areas include Trotwood, Clayton, Riverside, Vandalia, Harrison Township, the Northridge area, Butler Township, Brookville and Old North Dayton,” said McClain.

Along with these documents, veterans can also receive new identification cards and DD 214 forms through the Montgomery County Recorder’s Office. 

 Being a veteran himself, Recorder McClain is passionate about making sure veterans have the documentation that they need for the benefits and services that they earned while they served for the United States. 

 “We have issued about 1,600 veteran identification cards and we have recorded more DD 214 documents in the last 10 months since the program was issued, than we did in the last 10 years as an office,” said McClain. “I’m very proud of this because it means that we’re reaching the people who need us.”

“In order to get new identification cards, all veterans must bring their DD 214s and 2 additional forms of ID.” after the sentence that says, “Along with these documents, veterans can also receive new identification cards and DD 214 forms through the Montgomery County Recorder’s Office.”

Residents attending on Monday will also receive information on post-tornado issues and will have access to clothes, diapers, food, household items, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, toiletries, and toys.

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Free parking will be available in the building 12 garage off of Fourth Street. For more information, please contact the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project at (937) 461-3857.