Just a quick update as to what’s happening, trying to tweet less and update from the website more, I get the impression we are crashing your streams and its starting to become more of a hinderance than a help.
The donations to the Tottenham shelter have been fantastic. The current pick ups in hoxton and camden are swamped, we are all very grateful for your generosity and speed. If you would like to donate in person please bring items to:
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
1 Philip Lane
Please bring anything you would use on a daily basis. Food is under control and the clothing donations are vast. Current needs are phone chargers, pots, pans, plates, cutlery, sanitary ware and toiletries.
There have been some fantastic online campaigns launched to help independent business’s and families affected. Here’s a quick run down on what to do and how to help:
The campaign to help re-build Reeves furniture store in croydon is in full swing. Reeves is a furniture store ravaged by fire, owned an ran as a family business for generations. You can donate here: http://www.pledgebank.com/RebuildReeves and follow the progress on twitter via @rebuildreeves
Ashraf Haziq is the poor lad who was robbed as he lay bleeding in the street during the london riots. He is a malaysian student studying here and a fantastic group has set up a place to donate to done something nice for Ashraf. A great show of kindness and love from all involved/donating. Please visit here: http://somethingniceforashraf.tumblr.com/
Aaron Biber is an 89 year old Barber from Tottenham who has seen his shop torn up by the riots. Lets help him get back on his feet so he can carry on keeping the hair of Tottenham looking good 🙂 http://keepaaroncutting.blogspot.com/
If you are a carpenter, electrician, tradesperson of any kind, architect, you name it, there are a group of people co-ordinating volunteer labour. If you are in this description please contact nick (at) habitables.co.uk or find him on twitter @riot_rebuild
In terms of street cleaning, we have done all we can at the moment (thank you!) but will put up more information as soon as we hear anything.
We have full support from the affected borough councils and GLA and they will provide us with a steady stream of accurate community information as to when help is needed. We are also putting together a support pack for business’s, borough specific, with legal information and your local point person at the council.
Plans are being made on a pan London level by the GLA and Parliament, these will no doubt be in the news and media, but we will update all relevant information here too as it comes in.
If you are setting up a group to help business’s or hear anything please let us know via photos (at) riotcleanup.co.uk or @riotcleanup and we will spread the word as best we can.
In solidarity, as a community we stand.
Love to all.
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