My name is Deepti Sharma and I'm the founder of FoodtoEat. We have been working with communities around NYC throughout the pandemic. We do our best to raise money quickly and get families the things they need in times of crisis, primarily relating to food insecurity and essential supplies.
There was a 5-alarm fire at 333 East 181st Street in the Bronx. We will be collecting and buying food and supplies for community members affected by the fire.
Here's what's needed: Bottled water, blankets, pillows, clothing, coats, hats, scarves, winter shoes, towels, personal hygiene items, masks, hand sanitizer.
“This is a horrific, horrific, painful moment for the City of New York. The impact of this fire is going to really bring a level of pain and despair to our city. We have over 32 people who have life-threatening injuries, we have nine serious injuries, and 22 injuries that are non-life-threatening. We have one member of service who was also removed to the hospital. This is going to be one of the worst fires we have witnessed during modern times. I want to thank the FDNY, NYPD and EMS,” said Mayor Eric Adams from the scene of this morning’s 5-alarm fire at 333 East 181 Street in the Bronx.
#FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said, “This is indeed tragic. Units arrived within three minutes for a call of a fire in a duplex apartment. They were met in the hallway with this fire, very heavy smoke very heavy fire. Units pushed in. The smoke extended the entire height of the building, which is very unusual. Members found victims on every floor and in stairwells and were taking them out in cardiac and respiratory arrest. As the mayor stated, 32 people were transported to hospitals in life-threatening condition. That is unprecedented in our city. How the fire started we don’t know yet, it will be investigated by FDNY Fire Marshals. What we do know is the door to the fire apartment was left open which allowed the fire and smoke to spread. This fire took it’s toll on our city.”
Please donate what you can. Thank you for your help!