Cardi B is giving back to the Bronx.
The rapper will be partnering with NYC Mayor Eric Adams and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC to cover the burial costs of those lost in the Bronx fire, which killed 19 people.
Cardi, whose a Bronx native, vowed to cover the expenses of the funerals to ease any financial burden faced by the families, according to the Wednesday announcement by the mayor’s office.
“The resilience of this city reflects everyday New Yorkers who never turn their back on one another,” Adams said in a statement. “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.”
“I’m extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who live and work there still. So, when I heard about the fire and all of the victims, I knew I needed to do something to help,” said Cardi B, adding that she “cannot begin to imagine the pain and anguish” the families are in.
The horrific blaze — the city’s deadliest in more than 30 years — ripped through an apartment building in the Bronx on Jan. 8, which authorities blamed on a malfunctioning space heater.
Among the 19 people who died were nine children, and another 32 with life-threatening injuries.
The Bronx Fire Relief Fund, according to the official City Hall website, has received thousands of grassroots donations, raising more than $2.5 million as of Jan. 19.
We made a promise to everyone affected by last weekend’s fire in the Bronx to be there for them.
Since yesterday, the @MayorsPEU has delivered cash gift cards to 107 households.
That’s 107 families with immediate relief. Teams will be back tomorrow to deliver more support. https://t.co/NcGdT1LElM
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) January 16, 2022