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Airbnb Expands Open Homes Program To Help People Affected By Florence

Waves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on Thursday. Airbnb’s Open Homes program assists people affected or displaced by the storm.
Waves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on Thursday. Airbnb’s Open Homes program assists people affected or displaced by the storm.
Credit Tom Copeland / Associated Press

Airbnb has expanded its Open Homes program to those affected by Hurricane Florence.

The program now covers five states, including Georgia and the cities of Atlanta, Athens, Augusta and Macon.

On Thursday, “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress spoke with Kim Rubey, Airbnb’s global head of social impact and philanthropy, and East Atlanta resident Stephanie Ryan, who’d opened her home to people displaced by Hurricane Florence.

(To hear the conversation, click on the ‘Play” tab.)