HOW TO HELP: Here's where to safely donate to victims of the deadly Bronx high-rise fire

Emergency first responders remain at the scene of an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted in the morning on Jan. 9, 2022 in the Bronx
Emergency first responders remain at the scene of an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted in the morning on Jan. 9, 2022 in the Bronx. Photo credit Scott Heins/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There are a number of ways to help people impacted by Sunday's fire in the Bronx and to ensure they are supporting a real organization or charity.


Mayor Eric Adams said donations for families can be made to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. Donations can be made here at More resources for people impacted by the fire can be found here at


Salim Drammeh, of the Gambian Youth Organization, has set up a GoFundMe page to help victims. Drammeh said all proceeds will be distributed to the impacted families by the Gambian Youth Organization, which had community members in the building.

The fund had raised over $350,000 by Monday morning. Donations can be made at


The Salvation Army New York Division has launched the Bronx Fire Relief Fund and is encouraging the community to support the 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.


Items like food and clothing can be donated at the following locations in the Bronx:

The Red Cross - Monroe College’s Ustin Hall, 2375 Jerome Ave. (12 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

State Sen. Gustavo Rivera’s office - 2432 Grand Concourse, Suite 506

Assemblymember Yudelka Tapia’s office - 2175C Jerome Ave.

Councilmember Oswald Feliz’s office - 573 E. Fordham Rd.

Bronx Borough Citywide Office - 1230 Zerega Ave.

Riverdale Jewish Center - 3700 Independence Ave.

Anthony Avenue Community Garden - 2078 Anthony Ave.

Community Board 10 - 3165 E. Tremont Ave.

The Bronx Woodlawn Collective - 341 E. 235th St.

SAR Academy - 655 W. 254th St.

Gambian Youth Organization - 214 E. 181st St.

Pelham Picture House - 175 Wolfs Ln. (Pelham)


New York Attorney General Letitia James warned on Monday that potential scammers might be using the deadly Bronx fire for their own benefit.

"In moments of tragedy, New Yorkers are quick to offer time, money, and resources to those in need, but too often people take advantage of that kindness," she tweeted. "As we look to support those impacted by the Bronx fire, beware of sham charities and use these tips [below] when giving."

- Take time to research the organization.
- Know where your money will go.
- Never give cash.
- Be aware of deceptive tactics and emotional appeals.
- Don't disclose personal information.

If someone believes an organization is misrepresenting its work or a scam is taking place, contact the AG's office at

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