After a tragic night of fires in the Bronx, Red Cross teams continue to assist dozens of residents in the borough.
The first fire, which tragically took lives of three young boys, occurred on West 165 Street. The Red Cross has reached out to the family to make its services (including health and mental health support) available. It has also provided temporary housing and emotional support to those displaced (15 adults and three children).
The second blaze occurred later in the evening on Bronxwood Ave. There, the Red Cross helped three families (six adults and two children), providing emergency assistance, including temporary housing.
Early this morning, Red Cross volunteers were called to a third Bronx fire, on Cincinnatus Ave, where several more residents received Red Cross assistance.
Our hearts go out to all affected, particularly the family of the young boys who passed.
All affected by these fires are invited to contact 877-RED CROSS (877-733-2767) for further assistance and emotional support.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/gny or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossNY.