South Florida Sports Teams Lend Helping Hand in Aftermath of Surfside Condo Collapse – NBC 6 South Florida
Like the community of the Tragic collapse of a 12-story condominium building In Surfside, South Florida, the sports teams are doing what they can to help.
Miami Heat security guard Tyler Herro was training with assistant coaches Chris Quinn and Eric Glass Thursday morning when they were told that the Champlain Towers South Condo had partially collapsed.
It wasn’t long before Herro, Quinn, and Glass had left the team’s arena for the short drive north to Surfside to load a truck with water, food, and other essentials.
“This is 12 miles from our arena,” said Steve Stowe, vice president of Heat and executive director of the charity fund. “We heard about it and responded immediately that we need to find a way to help.”
Herro also reached out to the frontline workers, thanking them for their heroism and efforts.
We were devastated when we heard of the catastrophic collapse of the Champlain Towers building in Surfside. Our hearts are with the victims and their families. We are grateful for the first aiders who are on duty around the clock on rescue missions.
– Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) June 24, 2021
Meanwhile, the Miami Marlins sent three vans filled with food and water, as well as sets of essential items and toiletries, to rescue workers.
The video posted on the Marlins Twitter page shows boxes of items to be shipped to displaced residents and families.
To support our community during today’s tragic event, we have sent three vans with food and water to the rescue workers and sets with essential items and toiletries to the displaced residents and affected families. pic.twitter.com/OZshXdl7ft
– Miami Marlins (@Marlins) June 24, 2021
The Miami Dolphins also issued a statement of support for Surfside victims.
The team thanked the first responders and volunteers in their statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers go with the victims and their families who are coping with this sudden and tragic loss. We also appreciate our first responders and volunteers who have worked tirelessly today to lead rescue and relief efforts. “
The Dolphins worked with the Seed Miami Food Truck to deliver meals to families and first responders in Surfside.
The Heat organized further assistance through some of its corporate partners such as World Central Kitchen and Direct Relief.
Food trucks were secured to provide hot meals and takeaway boxes to rescuers and other local staff, and the team worked to find shelter for those displaced by the collapse.