If you were displaced by Hurricane Irma, you may be eligible for a room in Canada or a tickets to a children’s theater performance.
Since Monday, several readers have reached out to the Miami Herald, offering to help victims affected by the mega storm.
But among the offerings were a few that stood out. Like one couple, who is offering room and board in not-so-hot Canada.
“Where are the people who no longer have homes staying?” asked Sandra Campbell in a letter to the editor. “We live in Ontario, Canada, and have a house here on just short of three acres. We have a spare bedroom... If there is anyone, or a single parent with a child that needs a place, or a couple with one child, to stay until such time as they can move back into their residence we would love to help.”
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It was 74 degrees in Toronto on Wednesday —and there’s power.
Kristen Jorgensen, who lives a little closer than Canada — Fort Lauderdale — said she was stranded in Colombia because of a canceled flight.
“I have five tickets to “Peppa Pig Live” in Fort Lauderdale this Saturday,” Jorgensen said in an email to a Miami Herald reporter. “I would love to donate the tickets to a displaced family from the Keys.”
How about a workout?
Several YMCA of South Florida locations are opening their doors for you to pump some iron.
“We know many families are still without power, or just need a break from being locked in, so feel free to come in with your family to cool off in the air conditioning, take a shower, charge your phone, enjoy our KidZone for a couple hours, get a workout in, or just connect with your neighbors,” Tongelia Milton, a YMCA spokeswoman said in an email.
Hollywood and Pembroke Pines locations are open Wednesday. Opening Thursday will be facilities in South Miami-Dade, North Pointe, Allapattah and Fort Lauderdale. Closed locations are Homestead and Weston.