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.
— 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
— Jehangir Malik (@jehangirmalik) 14 June 2017
— RugbyPortobelloTrust (@RugbyPortobello) 14 June 2017
— 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
— 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
— Jonathan Swain (@SwainITV) 14 June 2017
— Lucy Sherriff (@sherrifflucy) 14 June 2017
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) 14 June 2017
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