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The Sharing Economy and Disaster Relief

Almost seven trillion gallons of rain fell between August 8th and 14th in Louisiana, impacting more than 60,000 local homes. After the flooding, Hurricane Katrina survivor Stephanie and her husband opened up their New Orleans house to a family whose home was destroyed in the flood.  Stephanie and her husband were among the 231 Louisiana hosts who participated in Airbnb’s Disaster Response Program, which helps families impacted by natural disasters find places to stay for free. Maurepas residents Steve and Cecilia share what it meant to them to have the option to stay with neighbors in their community.