The community is coming together after a high-rise condo building collapsed early Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Surfside, Florida.
About half of the 130 units at Champlain Towers were affected by the collapse. Dozens have been rescued from the wreckage, but many are still unaccounted for.
While some organizations are collecting donations in the aftermath of the tragedy, public officials say they’ve received plenty of goods and donations at this time. However, cash donations are being accepted.
“At this time, we have received all of the donations of goods and volunteers as we can handle,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said. “We are very very grateful for everyone who has contributed and we’ll let people know as the need presents.”
Levine-Cava pointed out two organizations that are collecting cash donations. More information below.
The Miami Heat and several local organizations have launched a hardship fund for the victims: supportsurfside.org
You can make a one-time donation or set a monthly payment through PayPal.
Global Empowerment Mission
The Global Empowerment Mission established a Champlain Tower Residents Fund, where 100% of the funds will go to “BStrong” cash cards for residents affected by the collapse. Click here to donate.
The Chesed Fund
The Shul of Bal Harbour created a central fund that will be donated as needed to victims and their families. Click here to donate to the Miami Tragedy Central Emergency Fund.
Here are some other organizations accepting donations.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation launched an emergency fund for families and individuals for short-term and long-term needs. Click here to make a monetary donation online.
Those in need of crisis counseling and housing assistance can call 211.
Members of the clergy are on-site at the Surfside Community Center. To reach a chaplain, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shul in Surfside is accepting donations of money and essential items to distribute to survivors. They are accepting the following:
- New underwear (men/women)
- Shorts (men/women)
- Garbage bags
- Reading glasses
You can also make a monetary donation here.
The Shul is located at 9540 Collins Ave., Surfside, 33154.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami is collecting financial donations to assist those affected by the partial collapse of the Champlain condominiums, in Surfside, FL.
Donations are being collected through the Catholic Charities website.
Click here to go directly to the page and choose Disaster Relief from the dropdown menu.