Now this app can help you house a refugee. Donald Trump prefers Twitter. Donald Trump doesn’t want to host refugees, but in just two days, 6,000 people around the world have signed up through Airbnb to use their own homes to do just that.
It’s part of the website’s new “Welcome” program, which launched on Wednesday with the goal of sheltering 100,000 displaced people for at least one night over the next five years.
“It’s easy to feel powerless when you think about massive global challenges such as the refugee crisis, but there are things everyone can do that make a big difference,” Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia said in a statement. “The simple act of opening your home for a few nights can be life-changing for people who have had to leave everything behind.”
The rooms-for-rent company has partnered with eight relief organizations, including the International Rescue Committee, Signa France and Signa Quebec, to pair refugees with hosts. Only registered Airbnb users are eligible to host the newcomers. Airbnb unveiled its “Welcome” program in a Super Bowl ad. Airbnb announced its plans for the “Welcome” program in an ad that aired during this year’s Super Bowl — just a week after President […]