Cardi B To Cover Funeral Costs For Bronx Apartment Fire Victims
Written by Jay Holz on January 19, 2022
Cardi B is an amazing entertainer, but an even greater human being. The global superstar has announced that she will be covering all of the funeral costs and expenses for the families of the 17 people who tragically died in an apartment fire in the Bronx.
The icon is from the Bronx herself and says she’ll always support the borough. “I’m extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who live and work there still,” she says.
“So, when I heard about the fire and all of the victims, I knew I needed to do something to help,” she said. “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.”
According to her rep, Cardi is teaming up with The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to make sure that the families of all the victims would be included in her donation. Here’s what NYC Mayor Eric Adams had to say:
“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,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in a statement. “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.”