Here Are Some Ways To Help The Victims Of The Surfside Condo Collapse
The search-and-rescue efforts following Thursday's partial building collapse in Surfside are expected to be long lasting as 150 people are still unaccounted for, according to local officials.
Several groups are now organizing efforts to collect donations and funds to support the victims of the collapse at the Champlain Towers South condo building.
Below is a list of some of the groups, funds and organizations. This post will be updated.
The Miami Foundation, Miami Heat, Key Biscayne Community Foundation and Coral Gables Community Foundation teamed up to create a hardship fund called Support Surfside to aid the victims of the collapse. You can find more information here and donate here.
They are accepting financial donations for those affected by Thursday's collapse. Head here to make a donation.
The Shul of Bal Harbour
The Jewish community center, not far from 8777 Collins Ave., established a fund to support victims of the collapse. You can find more information and donate here.
They are also collecting items, which can be dropped off at the Skylake Synagogue, 1850 NE 183rd St., North Miami Beach, FL 33179. The center has asked for:
- Phone Chargers
Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
The center's social action committee, and Aventura Cares, set up a donations command center , at 20400 NE 30th Ave., and they're asking for the following:
- Phone chargers
- Water and drinks like Powerade
- Blankets and sheets
They're accepting donations until 8 p.m. Friday, June 25, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27. They will also accept supplies, as needed, this week from 9 a.m. till 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon next Saturday and Sunday.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
The federation partnered with Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) and Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support to create an emergency fund and also offer additional support and crisis counseling. Head here for more information.
The organization is collecting financial donations to aid in recovery efforts for victims. Head here to donate.
And, in the event they're needed, you can register to volunteer here via Volunteer Miami.
Town of Surfside
Surfside officials aren't currently seeking donations or volunteers for recovery efforts but if, or when, they become necessary you can fill out this volunteer form and someone from the town will contact you.
The site has compiled a group of verified campaigns to support victims of the collapse. You can find them here.