Muslims Mobilise Aid to Help Grenfell Tower Fire Victims
West London’s Muslims have mobilised efforts to help a community near Notting Hill after a huge fire ripped through a tower block to gut their homes.
Funds are being collected and food and clothing delivered to the Latimer Road area after the 24-storey Grenfell Tower was left in ruins this morning.
At least six people have reportedly died with more than 50 being treated in hospital.
Charity group Annoor Trust has set up a Go Fund Me appeal to raise £50,000 for “food and clothing” and “shelter costs”.
So far £35,742 has been raised by 1,312 people in just nine hours.
Let’s be the best of neighbours and help them recover from this terrible tragedy. Dig deep and give whatever you can.
The Ramadan Tent Project (RTP), an international social enterprise founded in London, will be providing direct assistance by offering “the first 400 hot meals” to “over 400 [people who] have been made homeless”.
RTP will also be dropping off toiletries and sanitary products, food parcels and blankets.
Local mosque Al-Manaar on Acklam Road has opened its doors to all those affected.
“Anyone of any faith or no faith is most welcome to walk in to have some rest, sleep, and/ or have some water and food.
“Al-Manaar staff and volunteers will also be trying to deliver water, dates and other emergency essentials to the affected area,” the centre Tweeted.
Annoor Trust said: “We have no idea when we’ll need the help of our neighbours. Let’s be the best of neighbours and help them recover from this terrible tragedy. Dig deep and give whatever you can.”