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How to help Grenfell Tower Victims

Masses of donations are pouring into refuge centres, charities and collection points to help over 600 people who have lost their homes, and some their loved ones, in the horrific Grenfell Tower Fire.

The fear that the tower may collapse means that people living nearby have also been taken from their homes to safety.

If you are looking for ways to help, there are several ways you can:

Monetary donations can be made through the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation through their website.

Muslim Aid is on site, assessing needs and supporting locally. They have set up a donation appeal on their website for any contribution. Choose the ‘West London Fire’ project after following the link.

Islamic Relief is on the ground right now to see how they can help and will be assessing needs beyond today. They are sending six thousand water bottles and are donating £10,000 from the Islamic Relief Emergency Fund to help those affected.

The Salvation Army has launched an appeal in response to the overwhelming offer of help from members of the public across the UK who want to contribute to its efforts in supporting the emergency services. 

Penny Appeal have a team on the ground and are coordinating with local partners including the Faiths Forum for London and The British Red Cross. Whilst our courageous emergency services are in their rescue phase, the Penny Appeal team, and many others are working to make sure those affected know they are not alone. Please help in any way you can, or you can donate to help the team provide as much support as possible.

Physical donations of clothes, food, water, new underwear, and toiletries can be taken to the following spots (and more, just have a Google) – please check first what is most needed:

Human Appeal in Whitechapel is open to take clothes, food, toiletries for the victims. Drop donated items to 138 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1JQ

Westway Trust is seeking donations from the community of sealable plastic containers and heavy duty boxes for the storage of food and clothing. If you're able to donate these, please drop them to Bay 56 at Acklam Village (corner Portobello Road and Acklam Road) 

Rugby Portobello Trust  are housing many residents and set up a Facebook event, urging people able to offer space in their homes to come forward. They will also post here for what supplies are most needed – you can send these to 221 Walmer Road, London, W11 4EY.

Muslim Hands has launched a campaign to raise funds for the victims here, and are also collecting donated items for victims. DROP OFF: 595 – 597 Commercial Road, London E1 0HJ

Harrow Central Mosque is collecting essential items such as food, water, blankets and clothes especially baby and children clothes as well as hijabs and abayas. Please donate the essential items outside the security office on the ground floor of the masjid. DROP OFF: Harrow Central Mosque, 34 Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2SQ

If you have time to give, the centres need volunteers to help with sorting all the donations coming in so contact them directly and see when they need a hand.

Anyone worried for loved ones in the blaze can contact the Met Police casualty bureau on 0800 0961 233.

 

 

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