"Community centres overwhelmed with donations for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire were on Thursday boxing up many items and sending them into storage in warehouses, depots and empty buildings.

Hundreds of volunteers spent Wednesday night sorting through clothing, bedding, shoes, toiletries, toys, food and drink, in an effort to bring some order to a chaotic situation.

People were continuing to arrive in the area of the tower fire, in west London, throughout Thursday bearing bags and boxes of gifts. Churches, community centres and sports facilities which had been receiving donations the day before had to turn them away. Community leaders expressed gratitude at people’s generosity but said they were struggling to cope with the volume of donations...."

 

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