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Salvation Army Establishes Bronx Fire Relief Fund

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In the wake of the recent tragic apartment building fire in the Bronx, that cost the lives of 17 people, including 8 children, The Salvation Army New York Division has set up the Bronx Fire Relief Fund and is encouraging the community to give to support those families impacted by the fire. 
To contribute, anyone can text the word “bronxfire” (one word) to 41444 for a link to make a donation.

The Salvation Army New York Division is working closely with nonprofit and government agencies to identify immediate and long-term needs to continue supporting the families affected.

The Salvation Army’s Bronx Fire Relief Efforts

  • Director of Emergency Services, Zachary Hodgson, currently serves as co-chair of New York City Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NYCVOAD) and is taking a lead in coordinating more than 45 community-based organization and government efforts. 
  • Partnering with the Gambian Youth Organization to determine specific cultural needs and the appropriate ways to meet them 
  • Lead non-profit organization in New York City Donations Coordination Team (DCT) which includes NYC Emergency Management, NYC Department of Sanitation, Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, working together to coordinate the large number of donations from community drives.  
  • Had a presence at the prayer vigil that occurred Tuesday evening January 11 
  • The Salvation Army’s Bronx Fire Relief Fund has raised over $20k so far to be used in long-term recovery efforts 
  • The Salvation Army’s Bronx Tremont Community Center will staff the intake desk at New York City’s Service Center at Monroe College where we will distribute vouchers for clothing replacement  
  • 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 

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