YU Support for the Victims of the Bronx Fire

On Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, a deadly fire ripped through 333 E. 181st St. in the Tremont section of the Bronx, killing 17, including eight children. Our YU community members immediately responded by pulling together relief items for the victims of the blaze, working with the office of New York City Councilmember Oswald Feliz, whose district covers where the fire took place.

The effort included volunteers from the Office of Student Life and Office of Government Relations and the Care Café of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

A special shout-out to Kimberly Moore, director of the Care Café at Wurzweiler, who, with her interns and volunteers, organized the donations flooding into the office of Councilmember Feliz for delivery to the children and families in need.


(l-r): Steven Lieber (Yeshiva College), Rochelle Swanson (Wurzweiler), Nichole Mitchell (Wurzweiler), Santiago Baena (office of Councilmember Feliz) and Kimberly Moore (director, Care Café)


Thanks also to Herschel Hartz and the Office of Student Life, which marshaled 50 pounds of food, 1,200 water bottles and student volunteers, and to Jon Greenfield, director of the Office of Government Relations.


Yeshiva University students bring much needed supplies for the children and families displaced by the fire.


Yeshiva University undergraduates help organize the donations for the victims of the Bronx fire.


Yeshiva University volunteers, standing outside the district office of NYC Councilmember Oswald Feliz, bring support and hope to the victims of the Bronx fire.