DAYTON, Ohio – A list of celebrities that includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Mulaney and Judd Apatow have joined the fight to feed Dayton, Ohio, residents in the wake of the devastating Memorial Day tornadoes.
Miranda, the creator of the Broadway sensation “Hamilton,” and Apatow, a director and producer known for a list of comedies that include “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up,” accepted a donation challenge from comedian Mike Birbiglia in support of the Foodbank of Dayton.
Thanks for replies on how to help tornado victims in #Ohio! So many great organizations helping out.
Who will match this? RTing donations!! pic.twitter.com/XJojJ1Vzwc
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) May 30, 2019
Apatow matched the donation as did a slew of other celebrities that includes Mulaney, Miranda, and actress Zooey Deschanel.
These people matched my $1k donation to the Dayton Food Bank!!@MarkDuplass @mulaney @jimmykimmel @mollymcnearney @SalVulcano @Lin_Manuel @RedHourBen @tommyjohnagin @ZooeyDeschanel @goldman @JuddApatow @peteholmes @briankoppelman @JamieDunlop22
Who else is in? #DaytonDonations
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) May 31, 2019
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 30, 2019
Matched. ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/gcJ9XMmm97
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 30, 2019
— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) May 30, 2019
— John Mulaney (@mulaney) May 30, 2019
— Pete Holmes (@peteholmes) May 30, 2019
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) May 30, 2019
Tornadoes ripped through cities in Montgomery, Greene and Mercer counties.
The Foodbank is a nonprofit that works with a network of partner agencies by acquiring and distributing food.
It is asking for bottled water and nonperishable food item donations that are easy to open, as well as volunteers to help sort food.
Since Monday’s tornadoes, more than 500 people have volunteered for the Foodbank and a million bottles of water have been collected and distributed, according to an update on the organization’s website.
The Foodbank is accepting online donations at thefoodbankdayton.org/donate.
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