Surfside Condo Collapse: Here’s How to Help - Donations, Resources & Volunteer Registration
July 1, 2021
On June 24, a condo partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida, leaving dozens of residents unaccounted for.
As emergency efforts continue at the Champlain Towers site, both Collins and Harding Avenues, will remain partially closed. Residential roads are accessible to residents only. For more details on road closings, go to: www.townofsurfsidefl.gov
Volunteer Information and Donations:
The Town of Surfside administration would like to thank the countless individuals and organizations who have donated goods and volunteered their valuable time and resources to assist those impacted by this tragic incident.
They have received thousands of volunteer applications from volunteers who would like to donate their valuable time and resources, to those impacted by the incident. No additional volunteers are needed at this time, but, the town is grateful for the overwhelming outpour of support.
Donations are now being accepted at the Feeding South Florida Warehouse (2501 Southwest 32nd Terrace | Pembroke Pines, Florida 33023).
For those family members who need further assistance, please call the FAMILY REUNIFICATION HOTLINE: (305) 614-1819.
The Surfside Hardship Fund:
The Coral Gables Community Foundation, the Miami Foundation, The Knight Foundation, Key Biscayne Community Foundation and others have set up a fund that will directly contribute to the victims and their families, who have been impacted by this tragic event.
On June 24, a condo partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida, leaving dozens of residents unaccounted for. A massive search and rescue effort is underway to locate survivors, reunite families, and treat injuries caused by this devastating event. Fundraising platform GoFundMe has created a dedicated webpage for all of the different funds related to the victims and those affected by it.
Surfside Condo Collapse:
Here’s How to Help on GoFundMe:
The fundraisers on the page ( https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/surfside-condo-collapse-fundraisers ) have been verified and are backed by the GoFund-Me Guarantee, ensuring all funds on that page will go to those affected by the Surfside condo collapse. As new fundraisers are created in response to this tragedy, GoFundMe will add them to that page.
The Shul in Surfside is now accepting donations for those impacted by the collapse. To donate, visit: https://www.theshul.org/8777
News & Updates - As of June 27th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
What is the latest?
First responders are working around the clock, to continue the search and rescue mission, to save more lives. They are not giving up hope! Our prayers are with every single family who are waiting for updates and the brave first responders, who are working tirelessly, to pull people out of the rubble.
Updates for Families:
In coordination with the Town of Surfside, Miami-Dade County is providing briefings on a regular basis to the families impacted by the Surfside building collapse and to share the latest updates on the investigation. Those families can call: (305) 614-1819, Or visit: www.MiamiDade.gov/emergency
Families of missing loved ones, who have not yet spoken with County detectives, please visit 9301 Collins Avenue (Town of Surfside Community Center) to speak in person with a detective. Detectives are available 24 hours daily.
Mental Health Support:
Those seeking emotional and/or mental support are encouraged to contact the following helpline services:
Disaster Distress Helpline
(800) 985-5990 Florida 211 Network – 211
Crisis Text Line – Text HELLO to 741741
Prayers & Vigils
Various religious organizations around the community, are holding special prayer services and/or are accepting donations on behalf of those impacted by the partial building collapse. Find updates from nearby religious institutions by visiting the websites of The Shul (www.theshul.org), Young Israel (http://www.yicbh.org) and Casa Church (http://www.casachurch.app).
Until further notice, Harding Avenue at 96th Street will remain closed. Residents will be allowed access into the neighborhood through 96th and Abbott. All other vehicles should find alternate routes through 163rd St or Biscayne Blvd.
Support For Local Businesses:
This week, Governor Ron DeSantis met on site with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell regarding the Surfside Building Collapse response. Florida Division of Emergency Manage-ment (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie requested an Adminis-trative Declaration for Miami-Dade County from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide disaster loans to individuals and businesses im-pacted by the Surfside Building Collapse. The Town of Surfside will provide more information, as details become available: www.townofsurfsidefl.gov
Canceled Town Events:
Due to this week's tragic incident at the Champlain Tower South, the 9:00 p.m. fireworks celebration event for the 4th of July has been cancelled.
While we all looked forward to celebrating America's Independence Day with neighbors after a very challenging year, it is paramount that our community support all those impacted by this tragedy over the coming weeks, as the difficult search and rescue operations continue.
Assistance for Impacted Travelers:
If you are visiting the area and are in need of assistance with travel-related matters including visas, airfare, personal documentation and more, please contact Lea Padron with Senator Marco Rubio's office at: Lea_Padron@Rubio.Senate.gov
For the most updated information: https://townofsurfsidefl.gov