London fire What you can do to help the Grenfell Tower victims

first_imgVolunteers bring food and water to local residentsCredit:EPA North Kensington. Grenfell Tower blaze in North Kensignton.Pic Shows people writing messages of condolence on the wall of the Latymer Church  Devastating scene at #Grenfell Tower, with fires still burning. Community rallying round with support and donations #grenfellfire pic.twitter.com/yeqZ2mqGrx— Will Henley (@will_henley) June 14, 2017 People only have their pyjamas Need spare clothes, toys, toiletries – all ages: St Clements Church95 Sirdar RdW11 4EQ#GrenfellTower pic.twitter.com/DYRaqMSaF5— Sophia Cannon (@SophiaCannon) June 14, 2017 The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) council say they do not need any more volunteers. But you can still register your interest in volunteering in the future to help those affected by emailing: [email protected] Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Volunteers bring food and water to local residents Accommodation I’m in Fulham, any1 needing a spare room, hot shower, food and strong coffee contact me #Grenfell #GrenfellTower ♥️ pls RT @thismorning— Nadia Essex (@LadyNadiaEssex) June 14, 2017 There have been so many donations that people are now sorting through the piles of food and clothing on the street.“I’ve never seen anything like what’s happening here in west London in all my journalistic career. This is Blitz spirit,” posted Anna O’Neill. Here’s how people are helping the victims – and what you can do Food and clothing   Donated shoes sit in the Westway Sports CentreCredit:Getty / Jack Taylor  Generosity of Londoners Want to volunteer? Pls register your interest by emailing [email protected] include contact details, skills and availability— RBKC (@RBKC) June 15, 2017 VolunteersVolunteers are needed here:  Our thoughts are with everyone affected by #GrenfellTower. We have all the blood hospitals need and no urgent donations are required.— GiveBlood NHS ❤ (@GiveBloodNHS) June 14, 2017 Volunteers sort through a pile of food and clothes donationsCredit:Getty  People light candlesCredit:PA GiveBlood NHS said: “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by Grenfell Tower.“We have all the blood hospitals need and no urgent donations are required.” Volunteers sort through a pile of food and clothes donations Here’s how you can support those affected by the fire in West London: https://t.co/vcXUvic1aR pic.twitter.com/3zcYKjl7mz— JustGiving (@JustGiving) June 14, 2017 You can donate here.Relief fund bucketOne local resident started a relief fund bucket near the scene of the tragedy for people in the area to donate. DonationsSeveral charity campaigns have already collected over £1 million for residents who have lost their homes and loved ones. A relief fund bucket set up by local residents People are also lighting candles and praying outside the Notting Hill Methodist Church. center_img Kensington’s newly-elected Labour MP Emma Dent Coad praised the emergency services who she said had “worked incredibly hard throughout the night, tackling the fire and tending to those injured”.More than 100 police officers were called to the scene, alongside 100 medics and 250 firefighters. Several firefighters also suffered minor injuries in the blaze.Emergency numberAn emergency number has been set up for anyone concerned for loved ones in the fire. They can call the Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233.Meanwhile, a firefighter’s poignant helmet photo has struck a chord after he tackled the London fire.  Donated shoes sit in the Westway Sports Centre Messages of support on a wall Credit:Paul Grover for the Telegraph Generosity of Londoners helping those affected at #GrenfellTower has been astonishing. There are so many donations they’re sorting in street pic.twitter.com/iK12uedou1— Harry Yorke (@HarryYorke1) June 15, 2017 Many members of the public have offered those made homeless by the blaze a place to stay, but accommodation is no longer needed.“Thank you for all your support but we do not need any more offers of accommodation for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire,” RBKC said. Manager Hayley Allen said: “We have a local community focus and wanted to help and show our support in whatever way we could.” One JustGiving page has collected over £300,000 to help people “get back on their feet”, while another from Hayley Yearwood is over halfway towards its £1 million target, at £650,000.The Big Give has set up an emergency appeal for the Grenfell Tower fire and is doubling all donations made via the site. People light candles Local drop off points have been overwhelmed with donations of food and clothing from kind-hearted members of the public – however, many of the collection centres are now full. The Rugby Portobello Trust said they will “continue to update everyone once we know what further need there is” in the days ahead. Businesses step in A firemen at the scene  Sikh Gurudwaras in London have started collecting and distributing spare clothes, toys, toiletries for #GrenfellTower evacuees! #Share pic.twitter.com/TT1cTWZXRp— Harjinder S Kukreja (@SinghLions) June 14, 2017 Kind-hearted members of the public and London communities have united to help out those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire – giving food, clothing and toiletries to those in need. FOR TODAY – Read below please. #Grenfelltower #WestLondonStrong ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Q0bw89fC3K— Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) June 16, 2017 James Reed, chairman of the REED group has made an initial donation of £100,000 to The Big Give emergency appeal.Mr Reed is appealing to other business leaders across the capital to offer what they can, in order to help families affected.Free meals A branch of Jamie’s Italian restaurant is helping residents. Credit: Christopher Pledger / Adrian Dennis / AFP / GettyJamie Oliver has offered families affected by the fire free food and drink at his nearby restaurant in the Westfield shopping centre.The celebrity chef posted on Instagram: “To any of the 100’s of families effected by this terrible fire at Grenfell Tower Notting hill today, you are all welcome to come hang out in my restaurant and be fed and watered by my Jamie’s Italian team.”Food and drink free of charge so just go and speak to my manager Juan and we will sort you out and give you some love.”Giving blood Well-wishers are leaving messages of condolence on the wall of the Latymer Church.One person wrote: “I was watching the fire spread and engulf all the building from 1am, just helpless. Your memories will be forever with me. RIP.” Businesses at the nearby Notting Dale Village brought trolleys of refreshments including sandwiches and fruit to the emergency services working at the cordons around Grenfell Tower. The emergency services A firemen at the scene Credit:EPA Messages of support Churches, mosques and sports centres have all opened their doors to help victims of the tragedy. A relief fund bucket set up by local residentsCredit:PAlast_img