Monday, 9 February 2009

We can all help

Having survived a bushfire when our children were little, I know only too well the fear and horror that confronts these poor victims. It's something you never forget.

There are ways we can all help and here are a few sites:

St Vincent de Paul Society
The Red Cross

For a more comprehensive list, go to Pro Bono Australia where you will find many organisations offering assistance.

At this very early stage, money is needed desperately, as you can imagine.

If you have any handmade items such as quilts, soft toys, clothing, etc, pop over to Meet me at Mikes where you will find an address for a drop-off point.

Another very worthy cause is the Rainbow Comfort Packs which you can investigate by selecting the button at the side of my blog. I have a quilt and some children's clothing which I will be sending down. Please assist if you can - every little bit helps.


Chrisy said...

...thanks for this info...will look into the mmam's one...sorry to hear that uv been thru a fire in the past...i can't imagine how horrible it would be...hope this isn't bringing up too many horrible memories for u...hugs...

Hey Harriet said...

This is so great that people are banding together to help out. Especially the generous handmade community. I can't imagine what those poor people are going through right now. It's heartbreaking. Sorry that you've experienced this before.

Monica @ bpab said...

Hey, stopping by to thank you so dearly for linking back to me re the rainbow packs.
Band together with your craft group and send something as one may help with postage costs.
Also if we can make extra packs for the flood victims in Qld, let us know?? Any one in the know?