Airbnb helps Paris attack victims’ families find free places to stay


Facebook isn’t the only internet giant offering a helping hand in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. Airbnb has launched a portal that helps anyone affected by the attacks find (or offer) a free place to stay. If you’re determined to meet with a family member or got stuck in the city during border closures, you won’t have to pay a thing — Airbnb is waiving its service fees at the same time. You have to check in no later than November 17th, but that’s about the only condition involved.

This isn’t the first time Airbnb has responded to disasters; it has helped out for everything from floods to earthquakes. However, this is one of the first times (if not the first) that the online home rental outfit has taken care of people affected by human-made tragedies. Like it or not, Airbnb may find itself opening this kind of portal more often.

[Image credit: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images]


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