I have vivid memories of my time working at EXP Realty during the Champlain Tower collapse. Unfortunately, the management’s response was disheartening, as there was a clear refusal or ignorance in extending any form of communication or sympathy to the distressed residents of Surfside Beach, FL and the grieving families of the victims.
In an attempt to mobilize support, I reached out to wealthy individuals actively involved in business and networking in Surfside Beach, FL. To my disappointment, they all chose to remain silent during that crucial period. It’s both disconcerting and ironic that, as of today, many of these individuals find themselves entangled in various legal issues, facing damage to their reputations, and experiencing the repercussions of their previous silence.
This experience has reinforced my belief that speaking up is not just a matter of ethics but a responsibility we all share. Silence in times of crisis can have lasting consequences, not only for the affected individuals but also for those who chose to remain indifferent. It’s a lesson in the importance of compassion, accountability, and the courage to voice concerns even when it may seem inconvenient.
This serves as a reminder to everyone that, regardless of the circumstances, it’s crucial to speak out when necessary, fostering a culture of transparency, empathy, and social responsibility. I believe that timely and empathetic communication can make a significant difference in mitigating the impact of crises and fostering a sense of community support.