vinny_lbcThere has been an overwhelming response from the UK public to help those affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire.

Here’s what you need to know about the situation and how you can help.

How can I donate to London fire victims?

Please donate to the British Red Cross London Fire Relief Fund.

We are helping to co-ordinate fundraising in an appeal to support the residents and neighbours of Grenfell Tower.

Money will be given to people affected by the fire, including those who have lost everything. They can use this to buy the things they need to give themselves and their families as much normality as they can get at this extraordinarily difficult time.

By donating to the London Fire Relief Fund you will be able to help those who have been injured, bereaved, left destitute or traumatised by this tragedy.

Where can I donate clothes for fire victims?

Thanks to the generosity of members of the public, more donations of clothes and food at the rest centre are currently not needed. We will keep people updated if this changes.

Do you need any volunteers?

At the moment the British Red Cross does not need any more volunteers at the rest centre and are fully rostered for the coming days.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Red Cross in the future, you can find out more about becoming an emergency response volunteer here.

How can I get support if I have been affected?

People affected by the fire can go to the Grenfell Community Assistance Centre located at the Westway Sports Centre, Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP. A new team is providing services and support around the clock – 24 hours a day.

You can also call the Red Cross helpline on 0800 4589472. It is open 24 hours a day and free from landlines and mobiles.

Anyone concerned about loved ones following the fire in Grenfell Tower should contact the Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233.

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©MattPercival/BritishRedCross

What is the Red Cross doing to help?

The British Red Cross is helping to coordinate the response and provide assistance.

Red Cross volunteers have been helping people since the early hours of Wednesday 14 June, and have been on-site 24 hours a day.

To date, 176 Red Cross volunteers have been involved in the response to the Grenfell Tower fire.

Since Sunday, the Red Cross has been supporting at the Grenfell Community Assistance Centre located at the Westway Sports Centre. Here our team of volunteers are providing services and support around the clock – 24 hours a day.

We have also launched a fundraising appeal at the request of Kensington and Chelsea council.

This blog was updated on 22 June 2017