NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Residents who were displaced by the recent explosion on Second Avenue in the East Village are getting some additional help.
Three apartment buildings were destroyed and others were damaged.
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, chaired by First Lady Chirlane McCray, announced $125,000 has been raised to help those impacted by the tragedy.
Photos: East Village Explosion
“It is truly characteristic of our city to join together in the face of adversity, and to show compassion and love to our fellow New Yorkers when they need it most – and these combined efforts of everyday New Yorkers and community and corporate partners are no exception,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Whether they are giving a little or giving a lot, the people of this city clearly have each other’s backs. The donations we’ve seen in recent days prove yet again that a tragedy that affects some New Yorkers touches us all.”