A horrific fire swept through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower flats in west London on Tuesday night.
Containing 120 flats, and home to over four hundred Londoners, residents fled for their lives, many in just their night clothes, leaving all their possessions behinnd. Sadly, it’s believed that many were unable to escape the fire that, according to reports, suddenly and rapidly spread upwards from the second floor via the exterior cladding.
Now Londoners are coming together to support those left homeless by the disaster, many of whom are still trying to learn if their neighbours, friends and family members are safe. Many impromptu refuge centres have already been overwhelmed by donations, so if you want to lend your support, please check the location’s Twitter accounts first.
St Clements Church in Treadgold St has been turned into evacuation, support centre @newscomauHQ #GrenfellTowerFire pic.twitter.com/eJS59o0nA7
— Victoria Craw (@victoria_craw) 14 June 2017
Thank you SO MUCH for all your generous donations! We have everything we need at the moment. If anything changes we will let you know! pic.twitter.com/Ph5147yvml
— ClementJames Centre (@ClementJames) 14 June 2017
Prayers go out to victims of #GrenfellTower. Al Manar Mosque has opened its doors for temp shelter to any needing support. @Muslim_Aid pic.twitter.com/fO5MzzEero
— Jehangir Malik (@jehangirmalik) 14 June 2017
Use this link to find people sheltering at RPT and to let us know what supplies you have or need. https://t.co/kjGpcDaZX5 #grenfelltower
— RugbyPortobelloTrust (@RugbyPortobello) 14 June 2017
Westway Sports and Fitness Centre is now accepting donations for those affected by the #grenfellfire #northkensington
— Westway Trust (@WestwayTrust) 14 June 2017
Anyone concerned about loved ones following the fire in #GrenfellTower should contact the Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233 or 0207 158 0197
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) 14 June 2017
Our doors are open today for any affected by the fire that requires Shelter, refreshments or to use our facilities
— Trailer Happiness (@TrailerH) 14 June 2017
Witness on Sky News said Muslims who were awake for Suhoor were a 'lifeline' for people who were evacuated from #GrenfellTower
— Hassan Rizvi (@hassanrizvii) 14 June 2017
Police under riot shields rescue man covered in ash from #GrenfellTower fire https://t.co/3SpyNs5cBO pic.twitter.com/lbt3sioubz
— Evening Standard (@standardnews) 14 June 2017
We have a number of stores in the area of the #GrenfellTower
If you need to use a phone or social media to contact anyone, please come in.
— EE (@EE) 14 June 2017
Even now the fire fighters tell me they have found survivors inside the building.around 9 hours after the fire first began @GMB @piersmorgan pic.twitter.com/p7UrmA0yAx
— Jonathan Swain (@SwainITV) 14 June 2017
British spirit at #GrenfellTower #grenfellfire pic.twitter.com/DeDabvvUpe
— Lucy Sherriff (@sherrifflucy) 14 June 2017
I'm truly devastated to see the horrific scenes of the major fire at #GrenfellTower in #Kensington. My statement: https://t.co/cVKB8L6IyW pic.twitter.com/mlPngrmy8T
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) 14 June 2017
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