Donating laundry cards to affected residents on Southern Blvd., Bronx Clean Rite presented the unveiling of a mural to Twin Parks North West residents whose relatives perished in a fire this past January.
Present at the event amongst locals were the artists Tats Cru, Clean Rite center management, Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, and food from The Hip Hop Food Truck.
List of names included in the mural: Sera Janneh, Seydou Toureh, Haowa Mahamadou, Issatou Jabbie, Haji Jawara, Haja Dukureh, Haji Dukureh, Mustapha Dukureh, Mariam Dukureh, Fatoumata Dukureh, Fatoumata Drammeh, Fatoumala Drammeh, Nyumaaisha Drammeh, Muhammed Drammeh, and Ousmane Konteh.
Laundry Capital/Clean Rite commissioned the mural and it was painted by the Tats Cru: Hector “Nicer” Nazario, Wilfredo “Bio” Feliciano, and Sotero “BG183” Ortiz.
On Jan. 9, at Site 4 of Twin Parks North West, a 19-story public housing building in the Bronx, a fire killed 17 residents and displaced hundreds more in the city’s worst fire disaster in 30 years.
“This mural will create awareness for the victims of the fire and add color to the neighborhood,” said Nazario. Tats Cru artists have painted murals throughout New York City since the 1980s. “But it’s not very often that we do murals like this on laundromats,” he said.
Laundry Capital owner Alex Weiss said, “We want to honor the lives that were lost in that terrible tragedy by ensuring their memory will live on forever as a permanent staple of the Bronx community.”