Staying true to the cause of giving back to the community, Jewish groups in NYC are continually offering aid and support to the family of those affected by the Bronx inferno that killed 17.
A week after the incident took place, the Jewish community is continuing to provide aid to the families of those who lost loved ones and those who were displaced by the blaze. Sheikh Musa Drammeh, a local religious leader who has been coordinating relief efforts for the families said, “I have been saying throughout the week, nobody wishes to be in such a calamity, in such a difficult situation, but if anyone is to be in such condition, the best place to be is in New York, and the reason is primarily the Jewish community’s infrastructure. You name it; it is already in place.”
Throughout the week, since immediately after the tragedy took place, the Jewish community has achieved the incredible feat of providing meals and necessary goods to housing and financial aid. The Jewish community, including schools, synagogues, nonprofits, official communal agencies and even the Consulate General of Israel has stepped up to offer assistance.
Speaking to the media, Drammeh added, “The Jewish organizations were among the first on the ground. The first professionals, the first donors, the first to console the families and to show solidarity and fellowship. Today, I had a rabbi call me and say, ‘Don’t hesitate to tell me what you need.’”