Cardi B Set to Pay for Funeral Expenses for 17 People Who Died in Bronx Apartment Fire!
You can say what you want about rapper Cardi B but, this woman believes in helping those in need. A recent fire in Bronx, New York claimed the lives of 17 people, most of them from a family in Gambia.
The fire happened a week ago in an area of Tremont that is heavily populated. Authorities say that the fire was started by a space heater used to heat one of the apartment units. The victims of the fire ranged in age from 2 to 50 years old. All died from accidental smoke inhalation.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning rapper had offered the financial relief for victims of the fire in the Bronx, where she grew up.
According to ABC 7, "The resilience of this city reflects everyday New Yorkers who never turn their back on one another," Adams said. "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 neighbors in need, to reestablish themselves during this difficult time."
Many of the victims had ties to Gambia, and families of several of the victims planned to bury them in their West African homeland. Cardi B has committed to paying the repatriation expenses for the victims who will be buried in Gambia, the mayor's office said.
"I'm extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who live and work there still. So, when I heard about the fire and all of the victims, I knew I needed to do something to help," Cardi B 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."
The fire, which was New York City's deadliest in three decades.
We're thankful for Mayor Adams and Cardi B for helping these families. This is real philanthropy.