Donations Pour In After Camp For The Deaf Is Damaged

ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – People are coming together to help a Colorado camp for the deaf.

Two cabins that the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing placed on Airbnb were trashed by renters during the X Games last weekend.

The renters damaged a door and broke into the camp’s kitchen and stole food.

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In a note scribbled on one of the refrigerators a renters wrote “we are not deaf.”

Dozens of people have sent donations to the camp and raised more than $2,000.

In a statement provided to CBS4, Airbnb said “We take incidents like this extremely seriously and are urgently investigating what happened. We are in touch with our host and are giving them our full support. Additionally, we have reached out to local law enforcement to offer our assistance with their investigation. Our community standards prohibit behavior like this and if a guest violates our policies, we will take action including suspension or permanent removal from our platform. There have been more than 260 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings to date and negative incidents are extremely rare, but even so, we’re constantly working to improve our policies, and our protections, because even one incident is one too many.”

LINK: www.aspencamp.org/donate

The X Games take place each winter in Aspen.

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