January 11, 2022

Ways You Can Help Families Affected By The Bronx Fire That Killed 17 People

Ways You Can Help Families Affected By The Bronx Fire That Killed 17 People

An electric space heater malfunctioned at a Bronx, New York, apartment and caused a horrible fire. 

The tragic incident happened on January 9 in a bedroom where the space heater was being used. New York Mayor Eric Adams called the blaze “one of the worst fires in the city’s history.” It left 17 people dead, eight including children, CNN reports. In addition, over 60 people were injured.

 

Mayor Adams said, “This is a horrific, horrific, painful moment for the city of New York, and the impact of this fire is going to really bring a level of just pain and despair in our city.” 

The publication also points out the majority of the residents were Muslim immigrants from the West African nation of The Gambia. The Red Cross reportedly provided emergency housing to 22 families, representing 56 adults and 25 children. 

Here’s how you can help: 

If you would like to donate items such as bottled water, blankets, pillows, clothing, coats, hats, scarves, winter shoes, towels, personal hygiene items, masks, hand sanitizer, you can at these locations:

  • Monroe College at 2375 Jerome Ave.
  • Riverdale Jewish Center at 3700 Independence Ave.
  • Anthony Avenue Community Garden at 2078 Anthony Ave.
  • Community Board 10 at 3165 E Tremont Ave.
  • The Bronx Woodlawn Collective at 341 East 235th Street
  • SAR Academy at 655 W. 254 Street
  • Gambian Youth Organization at 214 E. 181 Street

If you need help locating a loved one:

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Another drive to help people of the fire. – Everything Drive with dropoff locations at:

563 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10457

873 E. Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10460

The Bronx fire comes days after a fire at a Philadelphia apartment building killed 12 people, eight of whom were children. Our prayers go out to the families.

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