Deadly Bronx Fire: Update From Salvation Army GNY On Aid Distributed, Interview With Major Stoops

As of January 18, 2022, the following relief efforts were carried out by the Salvation Army of Greater New York to assist with those displaced by the fire, as well as working on long-term recovery efforts:

  • 241 clothing vouchers valued at $24,100 provided to 67 households (271 individuals) through Monroe College service center
  • Our initial response and emergency assistance at the service center has concluded
  • Working with Bronx Community Foundation to develop long-term recovery plan for fire victims, *including relocation assistance (first/last month’s rent, security deposit, furniture assistance, etc.), medical expenses, and trauma/grief counseling 
  • $40,000 raised to date for our Bronx Fire Relief Fund
  • The Salvation Army is the lead organization for in-kind donation management and is collecting in-kind donations dropped off at Gambian Youth Organization’s office as part of continuing relationship to help Bronx fire victims
  • The Salvation Army’s Family Store in the Bronx is an approved destination for displaced residents to receive free transportation through the city’s Curb account to receive clothing with provided vouchers
  • The Salvation Army opened its first location in the Bronx in 1890, with its Tremont location opening in 1893
At a soup kitchen operated by the Salvation Army. Image Credit - VCSA Salvation Army

At a soup kitchen operated by the Salvation Army. Image Credit – VCSA Salvation Army

To make a donation in any amount: Text ‘bronxfire’, one word, to 41444

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About the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,000 centers of operation around the country. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked No. 2 on the list of "America's Favorite Charities" by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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