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Families affected by Bronx fire to receive payments


NEW YORK — Every family affected by the deadly fire in the Bronx will receive an “immediate” $2,250 payment as part of the city’s relief efforts, Mayor Eric Adams said Friday. 

Each of the 118 households affected by the blaze will be given $1,000 from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, $1,050 from Bank of America — including $50 to cover ATM fees — and $200 in food cards from the Met Council, Adams said in a press release. Payments will come in the form of pre-loaded gift cards.


What You Need To Know

  • Seventeen people died when a fire tore through the Twin Parks North West Apartment complex in Fordham Heights on Jan. 9
  • Every family affected by the deadly fire in the Bronx will receive an “immediate” $2,250 payment as part of the city’s relief efforts, Mayor Eric Adams said Friday
  • The city will distribute additional funds to those affected via a Bronx Fire Relief Fund that was set up after the tragedy
  • A funeral for 15 of the victims is set to take place at the Islamic Cultural Center in Concourse Village on Sunday

“The entire city of New York is grieving with the families impacted by Sunday’s fire in the Bronx. In a matter of days, we have received an outpouring of support and donations from across New York and across the country — this collective effort humbles us,” Adams said in a statement. 

“The city is acting now to provide immediate relief to impacted families, and we will continue to provide all of the support and resources we can to those affected,” he added. 

Seventeen people died when a fire tore through the Twin Parks North West Apartment complex in Fordham Heights on Jan. 9. 

A funeral for 15 of the victims is set to take place at the Islamic Cultural Center in Concourse Village on Sunday. 

Since the Mayor’s Fund launched its Bronx Fire Relief Fund on Sunday, it has raised more than $2.2 million for those affected by the fire, the release said. 

At a news briefing on Friday, Adams said the city would “do an analysis of how to best distribute the money.” 

“We have created a wish list, basically, of the items that are needed. We catalogued them, and we are going to make sure we assist the families as much as possible,” he said. “The money goes directly to the family members.” 

“There has been just an outpouring of support from different New Yorkers, and across the entire globe,” he added.



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