Bronx-Born Cardi B Will Cover Funeral Expenses For All 17 Victims Of Tragic Borough High-Rise Fire

  • Grammy winner and Bronx native Cardi B pledged on Wednesday to cover the funeral expenses of all 17 victims of the high-rise building fire that happened in her home borough.
  • “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,” the star said in her statement.
  • “I’m extremely proud to be from the Bronx, and I have lots of family and friends who live and work there still… I knew I needed to do something to help,” she explained.

New York Daily News writes:

“NEW YORK — Grammy-winning Bronx native Cardi B pledged Wednesday to cover the funeral costs of all 17 victims of a high-rise building fire in her home borough.

The hip-hop star’s commitment includes the expenses to return some of the dead for burial in their native Gambia, and Cardi B expressed her continuing support for the families still reeling from the city’s deadliest fire in more than 30 years.

“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,” she said in a statement.

“I send my prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.”

The Jan. 9 blaze inside the 19-story Twin Parks North West started from a faulty space heater on the second floor, sending flames and thick black smoke through the building on a Sunday morning…”

See full story here.



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