Cardi B is giving back to her neighborhood in a huge way.
The rapper has announced that she will cover all funeral and burial expenses for the victims of the tragic apartment fire that occurred in her birthplace earlier this month.
“I’m extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who live and work there still,” said the Grammy Award-winning rapper. “So, when I heard about the fire and all of the victims, I knew I needed to do something to help. 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.”
A total of 17 lives were lost after a fire ripped through the Bronx apartment building with the victims ranging from 2 to 50 years of age.
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In collaboration with The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Cardi B worked to ensure that all of the families of the victims in the fire that occurred on January 9th were accounted for and that the final wishes for their loved ones were met.
Thanks to the help of people like Cardi B as well as thousands of donations from grassroots and support from business and philanthropic community partners, the Bronx Fire Relief Fund is doing all that it can to help the families of the victims.
“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,” said Mayor Eric Adams 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.”
For more on the fund and how to contribute click here.