Neighbors 4 Neighbors has set up Surfside Building Collapse Fund. The goal of this fund will be to assist the victims in the long term with unforeseen costs and things not covered by insurance.
We are proud to announce we have received over $229,795 in donations to date. With thousands more pledged.
We are working directly with the American Red Cross, FEMA, the Department of Emergency Management and the Mayors office to assist in coordinating more immediate resources like donated food, apartment rentals, furniture, gift cards and more. We will continue our work well into the future until every family is helped.
Additionally, we are working to feed first responders at special site where they are sorting through the debris for personal items in hopes to return them to the families.
Please scroll down for more information and to access our donation form.
Here is the latest information regarding the Surfside Building Collapse from the Miami Dade Office of Emergency Management:
- Miami Dade County Mayor Daniela Levine Cava issued a Declaration of Local State of Emergency Extension (#3).
- Unmet Needs Committee met today regarding the intake system that may be used by providers in a collaborative effort to address unmet needs.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Center has received 93 applications from impacted individual corporations. The SBA Business Recovery Center is located at the Florida DEO Mobile Unit on 95th Street and Collins Ave. in Surfside and their operating hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
- The American Red Cross Integrated Care and Condolence Team have been assigned 88 cases and the remaining 10 families of the deceased are expected to be assigned to caseworkers by this weekend.
- The Family Assistance Center (FAC) had 21 organizations onsite that assisted 19 families and 11 Calls for the Hotline on Wednesday July 14, 2021. Since June 28th, the FAC has assisted 243 families. The FAC is located at the Sea View Hotel located at 9909 Collins Avenue in Bal Harbour and their operating hours are 11:15 AM until 4:15 PM 7-days a week.
- The operation has begun to transition the unified incident management team leadership from Miami Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR)/USAR to Miami Dade Police Department (MDPD)
- Only Florida Task Force 1 and 2 remain onsite.
- The Temporary Flight Restriction has been extended through July 31, 2021. The restriction is for a radius of 2 miles around the incident site with a ceiling of 3,000 feet. Only public safety aircrafts will be permitted to flight in this area.
- The Miami-Dade County emergency webpage (www.miamidade.gov/emergency) provides information in response to the Champlain Towers building collapse in Surfside. The webpage contains information on the Surfside Family Assistance and Reunification Centers, how to open a Missing Person Report Online, updates from the Town of Surfside and how to donate to the victims and their families.
- A webpage has been established for missing person reports and for individuals that are found to check-in. Additionally, the webpage www.SurfsideReunite.com contains a variety of Hotlines that provide Mental Health Services and Counseling.
- Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering a free bilingual grief counseling hotline (1-833-848-1762) to anyone in need of emotional support.