Grenfell Tower Fire UpdateIn: Latest News
26 June 2017
News of the fire which engulfed Grenfell Tower on 14 June broke our hearts.Parents and their children were separated.Whole families were lost.Even those who may be deemed lucky enough to have escaped unharmed must still build their lives anew.
The entire community’s response was quite astonishing. Within hours, an initiative was formed.With just a few WhatsApp messages, many hundreds of kilos of products – of food supplies, clothes, bedding and toiletries – were brought to the centre. Over £3,500 was raised for the cause.
So overwhelming was the response that some generous donors had to be turned away and excess goods handed to other local charities.
The Executive Committee wishes to place on record its thanks to the generous donors who went out of their way to help those in need. The EC also wishes to recognise the many volunteers who gave up precious time to make their way to the site of the disaster to help.
Fittingly, the community’s efforts were recognised in several news outlets, including the Metro, the Evening Standard and the Guardian. See some press cuttings below:
Though the Grenfell Tower Fire appeal has now come to an end, we pray this spirit of selfless giving, compassion and charitable endeavour continues to thrive in the community.
“Those who spend their wealth [in Allah ‘s way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly – they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.” Holy Quran 2:274