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Millionaire former adult magazine executive opens mansion to 70 foster kids displaced by Hurricane Irma

A millionaire in Florida has taken in 70 foster children who had nowhere to go after being displaced by Hurricane Irma this week. The kids had spent five days in emergency shelters in Boca Raton as they braced for the storm. Once it had passed, though, their foster care community was left without power.  "We got a phone call from the SOS Children's Village Florida saying we need help," Marc Bell, a former executive of adult magazine Penthouse, told CBS 12. A trail of shoes leads the way into Marc Bell's home after they took in 70 foster kids  Credit: WPEC “‘We've been evicted from our shelters and we don't know where to bring the kids, and we're not getting any help from the county, what do I do?’ And I said ‘bring them here.’” Mr Bell, who is on the board of the children’s shelter, said the children were hungry and tired when they arrived at his $30-million, 27,000-square foot home. "They lived in the gymnasium for a week. They hadn't showered for a week and you saw how excited they were," he added. He and his wife Jennifer have been trying to keep the children occupied. "Today, we had manicures for the little girls," Marc Bell said. "We got Bobby the balloon guy coming later to entertain them. Yesterday during dinner, we had a singer come who plays guitar and sang songs with them." As well as accepting any help at hand with the kids, Mr Bell is raising money to help get the kids back home.  "Everyone is being so gracious asking to help and we need it. We need bodies to help the kids," he said in a GoFundMe page. "We also need money to get their homes habitable again. Jenn and I are doing our part. Please help us by helping them."
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