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14th Jun 2017

Grenfell fire: People are showing remarkable acts of kindness and humanity to help those in need

Paul Moore

The very best in people at such a horrific time.

At the present moment, the London Ambulance Service have treated and taken 64 patients to six hospitals across London, where 20 people are currently in critical care. Our thoughts are with the friends and families of those people that tragically passed away.

In a statement, the London Ambulance Service said that “Over 100 of our medics have been working hard to respond to this incident, including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, advanced trauma teams from London’s Air Ambulance and those staff managing the incident in our special operations centre. Our hazardous area response teams are also on scene, who carry specialist equipment including breathing apparatus. We’ve been treating patients for a range of injuries, as well as for smoke inhalation.

If you’re concerned about friends and relatives, the police Casualty Bureau can be contacted on 0800 096 1233.

The Met have also stated that the Council are helping anyone who needs emergency accommodation and they’re giving financial assistance to cover their immediate needs.

Rest centres for displaced residents are open at:

  • Rugby Portobello Trust, Walmer Road, W11 4EY
  • St Clement Church, Treadgold Street, W11 4BP
  • Westway Sports Centre, Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP
  • Residents are also being encouraged to go to the Westway Sports Centre as the other centres are reaching capacity.

Much like the recent aftermath of the horrific attacks in Manchester, Londoners have also been rallying around those in need with some extremely kind acts.

Clothes, lifts, food, water, shelter and countless other acts of charity and help have been offered to those in need.

Here are some examples of the decency and kindness that’s being shown.