Building Collapse in Surfside, Miami Dade County
As details continue to emerge about the heartbreaking building collapse in Surfside, Florida, families are dealing with the pain of losing their homes and the uncertainty of missing loved ones.
To help people cope, the American Red Cross is providing emergency hotel lodging for residents and others displaced by the crisis. Red Cross volunteers are supporting families at the assistance center — which is a safe space for people to receive emotional support, get something to eat and drink, connect with community organizations offering aid, and hear updates from authorities. These dedicated Red Crossers are providing aid to the Surfside community, including specially trained disaster mental health and spiritual care volunteers who are providing one-on-one support to those coping with this tragedy. Red Cross caseworkers are meeting with families to help them plan their next steps and providing financial assistance when needed.