Behind every tragic home fire is a brave team of firefighters working tirelessly to put out the flames. These men and women risk their lives to protect others, working sometimes for days on end to put out a single fire, especially in devastating cases like the Grenfell Tower Fire.
On Wednesday, June 14, a fire started in the Grenfell Tower, a public housing building 24 stories high in North Kensington, West London. The fire began early in the morning and quickly spread throughout the building. According to Good Celebrity’s report at the time, “79 people are dead, missing or presumed dead and dozens more are injured from the blaze.”
Though many people have focused their attention on the victims of the fire, who now find themselves homeless and without belongings, singer Adele has also taken some time to pay her respects to the firefighters.
On Monday, June 19, just days after the destructive fire, Adele stopped by the Chelsea Fire Station in London to say thank you to the men and women who worked hard to put out the fire before it could cause even more damage. She had some tea and dessert with the crew as a way to show her gratitude.
According to The Independent, the fire station manager, Ben King, said, “She just turned up at the station and knocked on the window and said she has some cakes for us.” The celebrity was wearing sunglasses when she offered the cakes, only revealing her identity after entering the station, which surprised many of the firefighters.
According to his Facebook post, fireman Rob Petty said, “I wanted to clarify that although Adele came and visited us at Chelsea Firestation she expressed her thanks and support to all the firefighters from all over London … who were present and involved at the Grenfell Tower Disaster and all the other Emergency Services involved too.”
The London Fire Brigade tweeted pictures of Adele with the firefighters, stating, “Adele enjoyed a cup of tea with Chelsea firefighters yesterday and thanked them for their work. We are so humbled by everyone’s support.” King continued to note that the firefighters are very thankful for the support of their local community, says Good Celebrity.
In addition to thanking and supporting the firefighters involved in the Grenfell Fire, Adele also showed her support for the victims of the tragedy. Beginning on Wednesday, June 28, she hosted a four-night stand at Wembley Stadium in an effort to raise money for the victims, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s been two weeks since the fire, and still the people who were affected by it are homeless … I promise that the money we raise together will go directly to the people who are living in that block,” Adele said.
A native Londoner, the singer even dedicated her song Hometown Glory to the victims of the fire. With people like Adele showing their support for the community that was devastated nearly a month ago, hopefully the victims will be able to get back on their feet soon.
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