(CBS Detroit) — People are booking Airbnbs in Ukraine with no plans of staying in them.

The initiative, which gained popularity on social media, is a way to get money to Ukrainians impacted by the war.

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Last week, the CEO of Airbnb says more than 61,000 nights were booked in 48 hours, raising almost $2 million for hosts in Ukraine.

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The company is also offering free short-term housing for up to 100,000 refugees.

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