Dear Members of the Fordham Family,
As you likely know, the fire in the Tremont section of the Bronx on Sunday killed at least 19 people and hospitalized many more. Many tenants of the building were left homeless and without sufficient clothing, medication, and other daily needs.
The most expeditious way to get aid to survivors and the families of victims is to give to Catholic Charities, an organization that already has a sizeable footprint in the community and a low overhead, insuring that your aid goes to those in need. This is a method fully supported by Father Cecero and the Division of Mission Integration he leads.
I hope you will give generously to support the survivors of this tragic fire—the worst since the Happy Land Social Club fire not very far from campus—and in keeping those who died or are injured, and their loved ones, in your thoughts and prayers.
Joseph M. McShane, S.J.