“When it comes to humanity all religions are same”, proving the saying, temples, mosques, gurdwaras and churches in West London have opened their doors to offer assistance to the Grenfell Tower evacuees.
People from the Hindu,Sikh, Muslim and Christian communities in London immediately came forward to help the survivors of a huge fire that engulfed the 24-storey residential tower block killing six people and injuring over 50 others.
Eatables, water, spare clothes, toys, toiletries and even shelters are being provided to the evacuees of the blaze.
Harjinder Kukreja, a Sikh philanthropist, said ,”Sikh Gurdwaras in London have started collecting and distributing spare clothes, toys, toiletries for Grenfell Tower evacuees.”
He was also quoted as saying, “The evacuees only have what they’re wearing. We need to support them with spare necessities.”
The same community was also appreciated for helping people in the wake of the UK terror attack.
Reportedly, to support Grenfell Tower residents who have managed to escape the blaze, St Clements Church in Treadgold St. Labour MP David Lammy said, “If you can help with clothes, food, blankets, toiletries etc please donate.”
The Muslim communities also participated enthusiastically to help the sufferers of the blaze. Noticeably, the area around Grenfell Tower is home to a large number of Muslims. An evacuee Mohammed, they were up late because of it being Ramazan so they were able to escape the building quickly after smelling smoke.
He said that the Muslims in the Grenfell Tower who were up at 1:00 AM due to Ramazan, acted as lifesavers, alerting other residents sand helping people to get out of the burning building.
The blaze is believed to have broken out on the second floor of the tower block housing 120 flats over 20 residential levels and four community levels and had soon engulfed the entire building.
The help offered by the people of different religions really sets a perfect example of faiths coming together in a time of crisis.