The latest statement from RBKC council states:
“To people on here who want to help the Grenfell Tower residents can you offer a bed to people in the Grenfell Tower fire and those evacuated from nearby buildings?
If so PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Nobody is accepting donations around here, at the moment. All the immediate help centres are “inundated”, currently they do not know what they need.
If people have something to offer then St Clements have asked you please leave your name, number and what you can offer with me and I will take it to them in a couple of hours and they will call you direct when and if they need what you are offering.
Perhaps you can offer a family a bed for a night, or a place for their kids to watch telly nearby? Tesco has covered food and toilettries pretty well.
Send your deepest love to this corner of London. There are many here who will desperately need it.”
– Amanda Gill”
The fire at Grenfell Tower this morning has left us horrified. My heart goes out to those who have lost everything in this horrific and terrifying fire – and thoughts are with all of those who have been injured, or tragically lost someone they love.
The people affected have lost everything they own, and desperately need clothes, food, blankets, toiletries and anything you could possibly spare, for both adults and children.
Please take donations to:
RUGBY PORTBELLO TRUST
221 Walmer Road,
ST CLEMENT’S CHURCH
95 Sirdar Road,
TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN CENTRE
210 Latimer Road,
There is also a fundraising page that has been set up to help those left without homes: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/grenfell. It’s currently at £40,723 (at 16:00 it’s £148k. Good work gang). Please take a moment to donate anything you can. (There are numerous pages, Justgiving have said they will collate them altogether when ready)
RBKC are also taking details for anyone who may be able to help with short term accommodation for those who have been left homeless: Call 0207 745 6421 or email email@example.com. There were just under 600 people living in the building who all need somewhere to stay.
Thoughts also with the Firefighters, Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses and others working to minimise the damage.