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Communities Come Together for Street Iftar Following Grenfell Tower Fire

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In the days since the Grenfell tower fire, numerous stories of bravery, kindness and generosity have emerged.

Our emergency services have, as ever, been phenomenal. We have also been touched by the response of the surrounding community, who immediately pulled together to help those affected by the tragedy.

In the last few hours alone, we’ve learned that people have offered so many supplies to the victims of the fire that some donations are being turned away.

The latest example of kindness is a testament to the area’s wonderful diversity and sense of unity. Last night, a West London street was lined with a red table cloth, the cloth covered with food and drink, for an iftar meal. The iftar was organised by volunteers to help the Grenfell residents who are fasting for Ramadan. It was also an opportunity for others in the area to come together.

The iftar even made it to Snapchat:

Ramadan has been mentioned a lot in the wake of the Grenfell disaster, as many Muslims were awake to break their fast when the fire broke out. There have been a number of reports saying that Muslims were the first to alert people to the danger. In one video, a woman said: ‘Muslim boys saved people’s lives. They ran around knocking on people’s doors. Thank God for Ramadan.’

Following this terrible tragedy, there has been an amazing response from Muslims and non-Muslims alike. This shows that together we really are stronger.

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