In an effort to support the community impacted by the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside, Thoma Bravo, one of the largest private equity investment firms focused on the software sector, underwrote the delivery of 80 bags of ice per day, for one month. The ice was used to support the anguished firefighters, first responders and search and rescue teams onsite at Surfside. Given the excessive heat and weather conditions, the onsite teams asked for daily ice delivery to keep their drinks cold.
Thoma Bravo partnered with the Miami HEAT and Miami HEAT Charitable Fund and helped coordinate the distribution daily for seven days. Feeding South Florida, a member of the Feeding America network of food banks and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, delivered the ice daily in its refrigerated trucks. Chip Virnig, the partner of the Miami office, along with other Thoma Bravo team members, were onsite to help unload the 80 bags of ice for the first responders.