Masbia Soup Kitchen Network Helps Bronx Fire Victims with Warm Meals


Credit: Masbia

On Sunday, there was a fire in a Bronx apartment building that killed 19 people, including nine children. There are at least 44 people who are injured, with 13 who fighting for their lives in nearby hospitals. With this tragedy, there are many New Yorkers who working to help, including the  Masbia Soup Kitchen Network in Brooklyn.

Alexander Rappaport, Director of Masbia Kitchen Network, decided to work with Motty Brauner, from the Boro Park Shomrim, to gather food and other necessities for the families who are now in need for help. This included delivering hot meals and other products to the Bronx Sunday night.

“Masbia went to Bingo on 60th Street and 13th Avenue in Brooklyn and purchased some $5000 worth of toiletries, including toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, soap, towels, and other hygiene products,” Rappaport said to Hamodia. “In addition, we bought single wrap pastries and cans of soda which is something the people are able to take with them when they leave for the night."

Rappaport also shared that the Greenfield Caterers provided hot soup, chicken nuggets and rice, and they were able to pack everything into cars to hep transport it all to the Bronx. 

"Volunteers from several branches of Shomrim, including Boro Park, Flatbush and Crown Heights help load the vehicles and drive it to the site of the tragedy," he said. “Once we got there, Masbia set up a tent and began serving a hot meal to the people who unfortunately lived in the building and had nothing with them. We hoped to help alleviate their plight somewhat, and we stand ready to help in any way we can.”

Commissioner Fred Kreizman, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, along with Inspector Richie Taylor of the NYPD also helped to coordinate all efforts.

Masbia also created a fire fund so that they can continue to help those who were impacted by the fire. All donations can be made here.

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