DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - The Surfside condo collapse survivors left with nothing are getting a much-needed helping hand.
On Wednesday, 35 days after one of the most devastating structural failures in U.S. history, Surfside survivors have moved into phase three of recovery.
It’s been a tough and agonizing road for Surfside survivors, with many still searching for a place to call home.
But finally, they found some much-needed relief thanks to the Global Empowerment Mission, who are now in phase 3 in their efforts to help.
“I’m in a hotel on South Beach right now, and I’m looking for a place, which is hard,” said survivor Steve Rosenthal.
Since day one of the tragedy, the non-profit has provided care packages and put many of the survivors in hotels.
But now, they’re doing even more.
On Wednesday, they announced they’re cutting a check for security deposits, and first and last month’s rent payments for Champlain Towers South survivors, thanks to help from donors and religious group members.
“We’re going to collect quite a bit of money and give out every single dollar,” said a religious group member.
Many are thankful for the help but still asking why.
“Why am I here? Why was I saved? Why did people perish?” a survivor asked the audience.
So far since the collapse, GEM has raised $370,000.
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