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Mayor Adams: Delivery service for displaced Twin Parks fire victims will remain active

Mayor Eric Adams announced meal delivery service will remain in place for Twin Parks fire victims after the organization providing food for the displaced Bronx residents said they would be refocusing their efforts on Ukrainian refugees in Europe.

News 12 Staff

Mar 6, 2022, 12:00 AM

Updated 839 days ago

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Mayor Eric Adams announced meal delivery service will remain in place for Twin Parks fire victims after the organization providing food for the displaced Bronx residents said they would be refocusing their efforts on Ukrainian refugees in Europe.
Almost two months since the Twin Parks fire that killed 17 people, hundreds of former residents of the building still have no permanent housing. Residents displaced from the fire have been living out of 70 rooms at the Alden Hotel - just around the corner from the site of that deadly fire.
Officials say most of the residents are families without a permanent home and anywhere to cook.
On Saturday, hot meals were delivered to people displaced by the massive fire that swept through the Twin Parks apartment building on East 181st street back on Jan 9.
Mayor Adams announced that the meal delivery service is back after an organization providing the food, started focusing their efforts on Ukrainian refugees in Europe -- leaving hundreds of fire victims, from babies to elderly people, without prepared food.
The Gambian Youth Organization had stepped in to pick up some of the slack last week. Now the mayor's fund and the State Latino Restaurant, Bar and Lounge Association are partnering to deliver hot meals.


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