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Catholic Charities New York responds to help victims of Bronx fire tragedy

Timothy Cardinal Dolan visits the site of the tragic January 9th fire in the Bronx. Photo: The Archdiocese of New York

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York expresses heartfelt condolences and prayers to the families who lost loved ones in the tragic and fatal Jan. 9 Bronx fire that killed 17 people, including eight children. Our hearts also go out to those who lost their homes.

Many of the families impacted are immigrants who came to New York hoping to find better opportunities for themselves and their families, making this tragedy even more profound.

Catholic Charities is prepared to assist families impacted by the fire, both in the short- and long-term. If you need assistance, please call our Help Line at (888) 744-7900 or visit our Find Help page. If you would like to help the families impacted by this tragedy, you may make your donation on our secure form.

As always, Catholic Charities serves Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Nearly 32 years ago Catholic Charities responded with assistance for those impacted by the Happy Land fire. More recently, we assisted those impacted by a Christmas season fire in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Compassion, an act of solidarity, is never more important than in moments of pain and loss like this.