Residential building in Sunny Isles Beach opens to families displaced by Surfside condo collapse – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports


SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A residential building that was only due to open in August has opened its doors to families desperate for shelter after a condo partially collapsed in Surfside.

In addition, a member of the 7Sports team is doing their part to help displaced families.

In the Sextant building in Sunny Isles Beach, the owner has opened its doors to families affected by the tragedy.

“It’s a horrible situation for everyone,” said Maggie Ramsey, whose 80-year-old mother, McKayla Delgado, is among the missing, “but the worst part is not knowing anything is- And the rescue must have gone so slow, not because they wanted to go slow or because of lack of resources, but what you see is going to go slow, and not knowing just makes it worse.

Maggie’s family and other families are offered one of 16 two- to three-bedroom units free for a month fully furnished with food and other things they need.

“Families that are suffering and only open it up to those affected,” said owner KC Holmes, “and instead of having them in many different units for this whole building, just having these families, so maybe the neighbors could know each other or they could see each other in the hallways and have a chance, you know, to communicate with each other.

WSVN NFL insider Drew Rosenhaus and his wife Lisa personally donated just over $ 10,000. Each family receives $ 700 in assistance.

“We live a few blocks from the South Champlain Towers,” Rosenhaus said, “pass it everyday. My children’s school is across the street. Lisa and I were emotionally moved to help families who have been displaced.

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