Athletes are giving their support to victims, survivors, and rescue crews following the condo collapse in Miami, Florida last month. A former NBA star is now paying his respects to those affected by the tragedy, according to TMZ.
Ex-Miami Heat legend Dwayne Wade reportedly dropped by the site of where the Champlain Towers South used to stand to meet with the search and rescue crews Thursday (July 8). In his inspiring speech, Wade thanked workers for their efforts and stepping up during the disaster, reporters said.
The former player also got emotional while visiting the Surfside memorial fence where flowers, notes, and various pictures of the fallen or missing victims hang, according to NBC 6 reporter Ruthie Polinsky. Wade wrote "Sending prayer, love, strength and healing" on the memorial along with his autograph and "Miami Heat" underneath.
Wade wasn't the only athlete showing his support. Heat guard Tyler Herro and assistant coaches brought some supplies to rescue workers and victims, and Dolphins players Jaylen Waddle and Jerome Baker also joined the effort.
The collapse has left at least 64 people dead and dozens more missing as of Friday (July 9). Officials said they have moved efforts from rescue to recovery this week as crews continue to shift through the rubble of the demolished beachfront building.