Cardi B to Help Cover Funeral Costs for Bronx Fire Victims, Mayor Says

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The rapper, a Bronx native, is partnering with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to make the donation

Cardi B at an awards show.
Cardi B, December 2021 (Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Cardi B is going to help cover burial expenses for the families of the 17 people who died in the January 9 Bronx apartment fire, the New York mayor’s office announced. “When I heard about the fire and all of the victims, I knew I needed to do something to help,” Cardi B said in a statement. She continued:

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.

Cardi B is partnering with the New York Mayor’s Fund’s Bronx Fire Relief Fund to help cover the funeral costs. In his own statement, Mayor Eric 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.”

Last week, the state of New York announced a $2 million fund for tenants of the Bronx high-rise.

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