June 14th unfolded into a tragic midnight drama for people inside the building of Grenfell Tower. Although firefighters arrived at 1 am, and they did their best, the fire has taken at least 17 lives so far. Many people remain unaccounted for as firefighters continue their search at Grenfell Tower. Families of the missing people of the 24-storey building have told the media that they are now losing hope. The police are also not so hopeful, stating that some victims may never be identified. In the midst of the chaos, many volunteers started coming to help the people. The Royal family also helped. William, Harry, and Kate donated to the emergency fund for the victims after the North Kensington building went up in flames in the early hours of Wednesday.
The Royals responded to an appeal by the Evening Standard for their Dispossessed Fund, which is providing urgent assistance to families left homeless by the devastating fire at the West London tower block.
They said they hoped their contribution would encourage others to give generously what they can, the media reports.
William, Kate and Harry join the thousands of kind-hearted neighbours, strangers as well as community leaders from across the country. They have all offered their help in the aftermath of the disaster, which has left up to 600 homeless and devastated.
A statement released by a Kensington Palace spokesperson said: ‘The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance.
‘As residents of the local area, they are keen to offer their immediate support.’
This came after the statement given by the Queen, saying her ‘thoughts and prayers’ are with the families who have lost loved ones and the ‘many people who are still critically ill in hospital.’
‘Prince Philip and I would like to pay tribute to the bravery of firefighters and other emergency services officers who put their own lives at risk to save others.
‘It is also heartening to see the incredible generosity of community volunteers rallying to help those affected by this terrible event.’
Many celebrities joned and helped.
Rita Ora was one of them, helping to get urgent supplies to victims.
Shoes were laid out on a sports court for victims of the fire in North Kensington. This happened early morning on June 15.
Donations from the public are pouring in after a nation-wide appeal was made.
Companies, individuals and charities also joined and helped. They donated food, water, clothes and shelter after Wednesday’s fire in North Kensington, West London.
Ora, 26, said on Instagram: ‘This is my neighbourhood, I can’t believe this is happening. I used to play in that block, I want to do all I can do to help.’
An appeal on JustGiving launched by mother Karolina Hanusova, who is a volunteer at The Rugby Portbello Trust, raised £295,000.
Adele also visited the scene of the fire late in the night. The star seemed emotonal, wearing black. Lily Allen, on the other hand, offered refuge for people who need a place to stay.