After the South Florida community was devastated by the Champlain Towers condo collapse in Surfside on Thursday, June 24, celebs such as Joe Jonas and Bethenny Frankel are doing what they can to help.
As of July 8, 64 people have been confirmed dead in the partial collapse, and upwards of 76 remain unaccounted for, per NBC News.
Former NBA star Dwyane Wade toured a memorial for the victims and spent time with personnel leading the recovery mission.
“Today was about Uplifting, Praising and Showing up! Our first responders are the real MVPs,” Wade captioned an Instagram post shared during his visit.
Meanwhile, on June 24, Jonas was spotted delivering pizzas to families devastated by the catastrophe.
Antonia Laborde, a reporter on the scene for El País, told E! News: “Joe arrived with a friend. I don’t know how long he [stayed] but more [than] half an hour. He was very low profile. The families were very upset about their [loved] ones. He went to the room where the volunteers were.”
Continue reading to see how more stars and organizations are lending a helping hand.
Frankel, who grew up in South Florida, also jumped in to volunteer. The former Real Housewives of New York City star announced on Instagram that her non-profit organization, B Strong, would work in tandem with Global Empowerment Mission to give $500 to $1,000 to displaced residents from the building. She asked for donations as well.
“We have been meeting with families and are on the ground working intimately, immediately and directly with city officials and victims,” she captioned her post. “We are currently coordinating apartments for the victims of this tragedy and will keep updating you as we have more information.”
Other volunteers included Miami Heat player Tyler Herro and Assistant Coach Chris Quinn. They were spotted handling water and snacks. The basketball team reportedly asked to volunteer, per Miami Herald reporter Martin Vassolo.
The Miami Marlins posted a video on its Twitter account of how the team was helping the Miami community after the tragedy.
“In support of our community during today’s tragic event, we sent three vans filled with meals and water to the rescue workers and kits of essential items and toiletries to the residents who have been displaced and families who have been impacted,” the team tweeted.
(This story was originally published on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 3:01 p.m. PST)