Bronx Apartment Fire: What can you do to help victims of the devastating flame that killed 8 children and 9 adults?

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Monday saw a flood of donations as New York City recovered from the devastating apartment fire that claimed the lives of at least eight children and nine adults.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Monday at least two doors in the 19-story building were malfunctioning, and did not automatically close as they were supposed to during Sunday’s catastrophic inferno. Treisteen residents were evacuated. “clinging to their lives”He said that he was in the vicinity of hospitals.

According to fire officials, scores were hurt in the fast-moving fire that was sparked by a malfunctioning electric heater.

Community leaders quickly rushed to assist those who were displaced by the fire and left homeless. The complex includes 120 units. 

Many victims are Muslim migrants from Gambia, West African nation. Eric Adams, the Mayor, encouraged everyone to seek assistance and promised that no information would be shared with immigration authorities.

“We just want, right now, to give the families the support they deserve,”He stated. “And let the marshals do their job to determine what happened here.”

These are some of the ways that survivors can be helped:

GoFundMe campaign To date, more than $500,000. has been raised to support the Gambian Youth Organization.

The Bronx Democratic Party is accepting gift card donations for transportation, meal deliveries and laundry services at its drop-off sites.

 

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City accepts monetary donations here.

Alessandra Biaggi, Democratic State Senator, took to Twitter to share information about several places in the borough that accept donations. These locations include The Pelham Picture House at 175 Wolfs Lane as well as the Bronx Woodlawn Collective located at 341 East 235th Street.

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