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Airbnb opens homes to aid residents during Hurricane Michael

Airbnb has activated its Open Homes Program to aid residents who have been evacuated due to...
Airbnb has activated its Open Homes Program to aid residents who have been evacuated due to Hurricane Florence, including relief workers providing on-the-ground assistance. (Source: Airbnb)
Updated: Oct. 9, 2018 at 12:22 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Airbnb started their Open Homes program to assist residents of the Panhandle and Northern Florida area who are forced to evacuate from their homes during Hurricane Michael.

The Open Homes program will allow free stay to emergency relief workers who are coming to assist along with those who have been displaced due to the hurricane.

Airbnb hosts in the following communities are eligible to list their homes for free:

Florida

  • Greater Jacksonville area
  • All of Central Florida  (including Orange, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Seminole, Volusia, Marion,  Lake, Sumter counties)
  • Greater Gainesville area

Alabama

  • Greater Mobile area
  • Greater Montgomery area
  • Greater Dothan area
  • Greater Auburn/Opelika area
  • Greater Savannah area

Georgia

  • Greater Savannah area
  • Greater Columbus area
  • Greater Macon area
  • Greater Brunswick area  (including Camden, Clinch and Wayne Counties)

As the need becomes more apparent after landfall, Airbnb will continue to expand the territory of Open Homes listings if and where needed, or as requested by local officials.

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