This millionaire couple opened their $30-million home to 70 foster kids displaced by Hurricane Irma
When 70 foster kids affected by the Hurricane Irma got displaced, Marc Bell and his wife, a millionaire couple came forward to shelter them. The kids spent five days in an emergency shelter. After the storm passed, they learned their home was without power. So, Bell, who is also a board member of their foster care community opened the doors to his $30 million, 27,000 square foot mansion and took in all of the kids.
At noon yesterday, we got a phone call from the SOS Children’s Village Florida saying we need help. We’ve been evicted from our shelters and we don’t know where to bring the kids, and we’re not getting any help from the county what do I do? And I said bring them here, said Marc Bell.
The couple has not only sheltered these kids, but also arranged a balloon guy, a singer and also a game room with pool, air hockey and arcade games, and a Star Trek-themed home theatre, to keep the kids entertained.
It’s not clear how long the children will be staying, but they’re having a good time. Marc Bell also set up a GoFundMe page to help make the foster community kids habitable again.