Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Can you help?

I haven't felt like posting for a bit because I'm not quite sure what to say. As I'm sure you are all aware our little state of Victoria has just suffered the most horrific bushfire disaster we have ever seen.

We are all in shock and just so incredibly sad that so many people and homes have been lost. I think this post goes some way to explaining it. But it's unimaginable really. These photos took my breath away and just made me cry.

I know many of you out there are thinking of us and it has been lovely to receive kind emails from people checking to see if we are all ok.

I am about an hour's drive away from most of the fires but know of many people who have been affected. We are all busy trying to think of ways to help and here a just a couple that you might like to consider too.

A collection of wonderful auction items are here.


Rainbow Comfort Packs for children.

The Toy Society are collecting handmade toys.

Bushfire Quilt Project

Meet Me at Mikes have a good list of all that's going on.

And of course they need money and every little bit helps. You can donate here.

A little prayer wouldn't go astray either for those who were lost, those who survived and all those who are still fighting the fires that are still burning.


Florence said...

Louise, I have kept checking your blog hoping for a post - I'm so pleased to know that you and your family are safe, even though you are obviously traumatised by what is happening all around you. Thinking of you. Florence x

bigbucketgirl said...

i'm so pleased that you and yours are safe...i have emailed the toy society to find out what we can far, far away but in this day og blog friendships not so far away at all.


Thimbleanna said...

I'm so glad you're posting and that you are all safe Louise. I just can't imagine how awful it is down there. I hope there will soon be some rain or some sort of relief to put out all the fires. XOXO!

Jenaveve said...

I know what you mean. I haven't felt like posting lately with all that is happening, and the fires still raging throughout the state. Glad to hear you're all safe too.