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    Finding the comforts of home after an earthquake evacuation

    After a Mexico City earthquake, a family finds refuge with an Open Homes host.
    By Airbnb on Jun 15, 2018
    3 min read
    Updated Mar 22, 2021

    Highlights

    • After a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Mexico City, Laura and her parents lost their home

    • Jorge signed up for Open Homes, a program that helps hosts offer temporary housing for neighbors in times of need

    • Thanks to Jorge’s hospitality, Laura and her family found shelter and the comforts of home

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    “Tranquilo. Todo estará bien.”

    After a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Mexico City, Laura and her family were left without a place to stay. They found refuge with Jorge, an Open Homes host in Mexico City, who not only provided a place to stay but made them feel welcomed.

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    Join a growing community that unlocks the power of sharing during times of need.

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    Highlights

    • After a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Mexico City, Laura and her parents lost their home

    • Jorge signed up for Open Homes, a program that helps hosts offer temporary housing for neighbors in times of need

    • Thanks to Jorge’s hospitality, Laura and her family found shelter and the comforts of home

    Airbnb
    Jun 15, 2018
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