Today as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a national day of service, I would like to take his time to encourage our readers to be of service to the Bronx residents that were victims of one of the deadliest fires in the history of New York City.
The Bronx is near and dear to my heart because I was raised there and despite what's often depicted in the news there are so many great things I experienced growing up there. I went to one of the best Catholic schools in the entire archdiocese of New York City, I loved my neighborhood, I enjoyed living near the iconic Yankee Stadium, and let's not forget the sense of community I experienced with the residents of my building that often felt like extended family.
I'm sure the Fordham residents of that deadly fire experienced a similar sense of community prior to the unfateful fire on January 9, 2022. If you're looking for a way to be of service today please consider donating to the Mayor's Fund To Advance New York City so the victims of this deadly fire can receive the benefits and resources they so desperately need at this time.