Helping those impacted by the Surfside tragedy
Our hearts are with the survivors, victims and all those impacted by the Surfside tragedy. Many of our colleagues and clients are sending donations to support the vast network of people in need. Please consider making a donation through these verified organizations by clicking on the following links. Thank you!
Several nonprofits including the Key Biscayne Community Foundation, the Miami Foundation and the Coral Gables Community Foundation established Support Surfside, a hardship fund, to raise relief funds for those impacted by the collapse and demolition of the Champlain Towers South residences. It’s a secure site to donate funds and ensure they’re properly dispersed.
United Way of Miami-Dade
From health to financial resources to education, United Way of Miami-Dade has been here for our community for nearly a century. The nonprofit established Operation Helping Hands to donate funds, as well as partnered with VolunteerMiami.org for people to sign up for its Become an Emergency Relief Volunteer initiative.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation, a nonprofit that’s helped our community for decades, has raised nearly $2 million for its Emergency Fund for the Surfside Building Collapse. The fund is a partnership with its program Mishkan Miami: the Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support and Jewish Community Services of South Florida. All proceeds benefit people impacted by the tragedy, including short-term and long-term needs such as financial assistance, crisis counseling and daily essentials.
The Shul of Bal Harbour
The Shul of Bal Harbour has served the communities of Surfside, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor and Indian Creek, as well as visitors from all over the world since its inception in 1981. In response to the Surfside tragedy its 8777 Collins Avenue Relief Fund has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to be dispersed directly to the survivors and victims’ families.
Surfside Strength’s website serves as a central hub for most of the newly established Surfside-related services and funds, which are constantly being updated. In addition to providing an excellent resource for researching ways to give (including all of the above mentioned efforts), it features sections addressing support services for families, first responders and the community.
Rather than donate through GoFundMe due to reported scams, it’s suggested to donate monetary funds through Volunteer Florida’s website. Founded in 1994, the statewide nonprofit administers national service programs, education initiatives and social services, and encourages volunteerism.
Local Art Auction
The local art community shows its support through an online art auction organized by Showfields lifestyle showroom in Miami Beach. Works have been donated by artists like Judith Berk King, Laura Marsh, Natasha Tomchin and Alette Simmons-Jimenez to benefit those affected by the Surfside tragedy. Please visit the ongoing auction and collect for a cause.