January 09, 2022

Statement from JCRC-NY on the Tragic Bronx Fire

January 9, 2022 – Our hearts are grieving for the 19 lives lost – including nine children – during today’s tragic fire in the Bronx, which also left over sixty people injured.  As noted by Mayor Eric Adams, we offer our hearts and help to the residents of the community affected, many of whom are African Muslims.  We are grateful to our longtime partner, Sheikh Musa Drammeh, for being on the scene to console the community at this devastating time, and we are in active discussion about how to best help the victims with this trauma.  We also thank the FDNY, many of whom risked their lives without oxygen tanks, for their bravery and heroism in rescuing the victims.