American rapper, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, popularly known as Cardi B is collaborating with the mayor of New York, Eric Adams to cover funeral costs for all 17 victims of a deadly fire that broke out in Bronx apartment on January 9.m
In a statement, the City Hall revealed,
“The Bronx native and Grammy Award-winning artist has committed to paying costs. This includes repatriation expenses for some victims buried in the Gambia, through the Mayor’s Fund’s Bronx Fire Relief Fund.” (sic)
The relief fund has raised more than $2.5 million. While $1.5 million has been raised through GoFundMe campaigns.
The incident reportedly took place due to malfunctioning of electric space heater that started a fire. Due to the fact that the door was not close, the smoke spread throughout the building. Inhalation of the smoke caused death of all the victims.
Cardi B also shared her condolences with the families of the victims, stating,
“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.”
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