Grenfell Tower – some resources

A few links related to the Grenfell Tower disaster:

There’s several ways to donate to those affected by the fire.

The Grenfell Tower Fire Fund was set up by a local councillor to help the families who have lost everything.

The Latimer Road Fire Appeal was set up by a local Muslim group to help pay for emergency food and clothing, as well as paying immediate accommodation costs.

West London Tower Fire Victims Fund will raise money to alleviate the needs of the families affected.

Grenfell Tower Emergency Relief is an Amazon wishlist which will send needed items to the Portobello Trust, where victims have been congregating.

Families Of Grenfell Tower was set up by a local teacher to help residents in the aftermath.

 

To read about the history of Grenfell in tenants’ own words, see the Grenfell Action Group. And particularly their chilling warning from last November:

“It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO, and bring an end to the dangerous living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation that they inflict upon their tenants and leaseholders. We believe that the KCTMO are an evil, unprincipled, mini-mafia who have no business to be charged with the responsibility of looking after the every day management of large scale social housing estates and that their sordid collusion with the RBKC Council is a recipe for a future major disaster.

Unfortunately, the Grenfell Action Group have reached the conclusion that only an incident that results in serious loss of life of KCTMO residents will allow the external scrutiny to occur that will shine a light on the practices that characterise the malign governance of this non-functioning organisation…

It is our conviction that a serious fire in a tower block or similar high density residential property is the most likely reason that those who wield power at the KCTMO will be found out and brought to justice!”

What a horrific way to be proved right. And just as a further resource, the 72 MPs who voted against requiring landlords to make homes fit for human habitation, and are also landlords earning over £10,000 a year from rent, are compiled here. I did also check to see the full list of every MP who voted against it, but to save you the time of reading, it’s pretty much just every single Tory MP.

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