Cardi B pledges to help cover funeral costs of Bronx fire victims
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Cardi B pledges to help cover funeral costs of Bronx fire victims

Cardi B has pledged to help cover the funeral costs of the Bronx fire victims.

The tragic incident occurred on January 9th when a portable electric heater caught fire, and 17 lives were lost, including eight children. Now, Cardi B has teamed up with Mayor Eric Adams’ Bronx Fire Relief Fund, and she will help fund the burial costs of the victims.

“When I heard about the fire and all of the victims, I knew I needed to do something to help,” Cardi said in a statement.

“I cannot begin to imagine the pain and anguish that the families of the victims are experiencing, but I hope that not having to worry about the costs associated with burying their loved ones will help as they move forward and heal. I send my prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.”

Mayor Adams added, “The resilience of this city reflects everyday New Yorkers who never turn their back on one another. We are grateful for Cardi B, a real superstar on and off the mic, for granting some critical financial relief to families of the victims.

“The city will be forever thankful to her and also to the grassroots donors and corporate partners who have been able to offer immediate support for our neighbours in need, to reestablish themselves during this difficult time.”

Over $2.5million has been raised so far for The Bronx Fire Relief Fund, thanks to the general public, businesses and philanthropic organisations. You can donate here.