Airbnb is leveraging its network of accommodations to help out Hurricane Sandy victims in need of a comfortable place to sleep. The company announced the program through New York Mayor Bloomberg’s Twitter account earlier today.
It works by pairing Sandy victims (who are now homeless) with kindhearted New Yorkers willing to house them for free. As of the evening of November 7th, there are approximately 170 people who posted rooms on the dedicated Sandy relief site.
The majority of these rooms are housed within personal residences, so users are listing their personal preferences up front to help eliminate any awkwardness there may be before any arrangements are made.
Kudos, Airbnb. This is a wonderful platform to utilize for relief efforts.