Charity workers, church congregations and town residents alike have been offering their services and support to riot victims throughout London, Birmingham and Manchester, all of whom were hit by rioting, looting and arson last week.
Volunteers have been feeding the police and council workers who were operating the clean ups by giving them sandwiches and drinks, whilst donations of clothes, books, toys and utensils have been made to help those that lost their homes and possessions in fires started by rioters.
An appeal in support of 89 year old barber, Aaron Biber, whose north London based shop was destroyed in the chaos has already raised an astonishing £25,000 since the incident.
The British Red Cross have been giving out vouchers to those who lost their homes and belongings throughout Croydon, which can be exchanged in British Red Cross shops for clothing or other items.
In another part of Croydon the Neighbourhood Care Association were taking in donations of household items, utensils, food and toiletries for the victims.
In Tottenham, north London, where the violence originated just over a week ago, community centres have been overwhelmed by the number of donations, some of which came from local supermarkets, the Salvation Army and Job Centre Plus who are offering legal, insurance and housing advice.
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