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Social media helps ppl affected in Brussels

Posted at 7:26 AM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 08:26:30-04

BRUSSELS – Just as with the attacks in Paris, people are extending their homes for those affected by the explosions at a Brussels airport and metro station. 

According to Buzzfeed, citizens are using #OpenHouse to let survivors know they have space available in their homes. Another method being used to assist those affected is #ikwilhelpen,”  or “I want to help.” 

PHOTOS: Terror attack in Brussels; click image below

Buzzfeed went on to report that tweets were sent indicating that drivers are offering stranded commuters rides, even bus drivers stopping to offer lifts.

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An EU official told Buzzfeed, “There were immediately cars stopping and offering lifts. In fact, I got to work with someone driving a delivery van.”

NBC Nightly says that Facebook has once again activated its safety check system to help family and friends know their loved ones in the area are safe.