There are ways you can help families waiting for word of their loved ones.
Five days after the devastating condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, some 150 people are still unaccounted for and eleven people are confirmed dead. It's a tragedy that's hard to fathom—so many families in agony, waiting for word of their loved ones' fates.
In the wake of tragedy, you may find yourself feeling helpless. But there are ways you can help the Surfside community, mama.
You can donate to a number of groups that are on the ground in Florida, supporting survivors, their families and first responders.
American Red CrossRed Cross Media Statement: Building Collapse in Surfside, Miami Dade County
American Red Cross workers are on the ground in Surfside, helping families that have been displaced by the collapse. You can donate to the Red Cross here.
Support SurfsideSupport Surfside | Help Those Impacted by the Surfside Building Collapse
The Coral Gables Community Foundation, The Key Biscayne Community Foundation, The Knight Foundation, The Miami Foundation, Miami HEAT, and Miami HEAT Charitable Fund are working together to raise donations for those impacted. If you would like to contribute to the fund, please click here.
Greater Miami Jewish FederationGreater Miami Jewish Federation
The Greater Miami Federation, together with its partners—Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) and Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support—will be providing financial assistance, chaplaincy support, crisis counseling and social services to people impacted by the tragedy.
World Central Kitchen
UPDATE from the building collapse in Surfside, Florida 🎥 WCK’s Monica reports in from where we are serving meals to… https://t.co/hOanQO4JvS— World Central Kitchen (@World Central Kitchen)1624827027.0
To help provide hot meals to first responders still on the scene, you can donate to World Central Kitchen, the relief agency started by Chef José Andrés.
The Chesed Fund: Surfside Tragedy Central Emergency FundSurfside Tragedy Central Emergency Fund
The Shul of Bal Harbour created a central fund to help victims and their families. To donate to the Surfside Tragedy Central Emergency Fund, you can visit their website here.