As New York City grapples with a global pandemic, mounting tensions over police policies, and an uptick in violent crime that claimed the life of a 1-year-old boy, Mayor Bill de Blasio took a victory lap for raising millions of dollars for novel coronavirus emergency relief.

“You can see a lot of people are coming together to help New York City,” de Blasio said. “You can say there’s endless need, but there’s also endless desire to help.”

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC COVID-19 Emergency Relief raised $54.5 million from about 9,000 donors to support frontline workers and vulnerable New Yorkers, de Blasio announced.

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