Adele is honouring the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, raising funds from her four-night stand at London’s Wembley Stadium for those left homeless by the tragedy.
In a taped video message that played before the beginning of her concert on Wednesday night, Adele announced how her shows will help raise money for those left homeless by the blaze.
“It’s been two weeks since the fire, and still the people who were affected by it are homeless. They have no posessions,” she said in the recorded greeting. “I promise that the money we raise together will go directly to the people who are living in that block.”
Adele urged concertgoers to donate, saying, “They need to know that everybody wants to help them.”
The fire that ripped through the 20-storey high-rise in London’s Notting Hill neighbourhood left 80 people dead. During her Wednesday night performance, Adele dedicated her song “Hometown Glory” to the victims.
The “Hello” singer has been vocal in her support of the victims and the first responders who battled the blaze.
Earlier this month, an emotional Adele made a low-key visit to a vigil at the Grenfell Tower site and was seen hugging and comforting victims of the tragic fire, repeatedly asking if anyone needed help according to witnesses.
Last week, the singer stopped by a local fire station in Chelsea, London for “a tea and a cuddle” with some of the firefighters who worked to quell the blaze, extending her gratitude to the men and women at the Chelsea Firestation and beyond for their efforts.