Celebrities chipping in to help at Florida building collapse

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June 29, 2021 | 6:03pm | Updated June 29, 2021 | 6:11pm

Celebrities have been playing a role in rescue efforts in Florida since last week’s deadly collapse of a beachfront condo tower.

Musician Joe Jonas delivered pizzas to the grieving families of victims just hours after the Champlain Towers South collapsed, while stars from the NFL’s Miami Dolphins showed up with drinks and supplies for first-responders, according to the Miami Herald.

NBA star Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat and assistant coach Chris Quinn delivered water bottles and snacks, as did members of baseball’s Miami Marlins, the outlet said.

Cuban-born singer and Miami musical icon Gloria Estefan took to Instagram to share her thoughts over the deadly catastrophe.

“My heart is going out to everyone in Miami and very specially the family members of people that may have been inside that collapse of the building,” Estefan, who said she is out of town “on set,” said in a bilingual post.

South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team look through rubble for survivors at the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Florida on Monday, June 28, 2021.
Miami athletes and local Florida celebrities are lending a hand at the condo collapse.
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“All of us imagine that there but for the grace of God go we,” the former Miami Sound Machine star said. “It could be any us that this happens to. “

Other high-profile names who have answered the call are former first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, who chipped in enough money to buy a week’s worth of food for rescue workers who are scouring the rubble for survivors.

“The Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel, who graduated high school in nearby Fort Lauderdale, teamed up with her charity, BStrong, to donate supplies and cash cards to displaced residents.

“The support is overwhelming and our teams are already meeting survivors and giving them cash cards and suvival kids and will continue through the coming weeks,” Frankel said Friday, one day after the collapse.

Officials said 11 people had been confirmed dead and more than 150 others remain missing as more than 200 workers continued to dig through the rubble on Tuesday.

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