London has once more become the scene of tragedy after a huge fire engulfed a tower block in West London, killing several and leaving scores needing medical attention.
The blaze at the 27-storey Grenfell Tower has left an estimated 2,000 people without homes.
Londoners are in desperate need of our help today, and there are a number of ways we can offer it.
1) Donate Clothes, Food, Water, Toiletries and Bedding
A number of people are also tweeting the following drop-off points, including a number of restaurants in East London for those that can’t make it West:
If you can help with clothes, food, blankets, toiletries etc please donate to: St Clements Church, 95 Sirdar Rd, W11 4EQ #GrenfellTower
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) June 14, 2017
— Chantelle Nicholson (@chef_chantelle) June 14, 2017
2) Donate Funds
For those outside of London, you can donate to the following:
- A Just Giving Page aiming to raise £200,000 for those made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire here.
- The Evening Standard has also launched an emergency appeal as part of its The Dispossessed Fund, which you can donate to here.
3) Share This Helpline Number – 0800 096 1233
The Mayor of London took to Radio 4 this morning to say: “There is a number available for anyone who is at all worried about their loved ones or friends or family.
“If you are worried please feel free to ring the number. It’s manned by professional staff and they’ve got records of who they know is accounted for and can take your details and ring you back if there is anybody that you’re worried about.”