Thursday, 12 February 2009
Like many, I've watched the media reports of the Victorian bushfires with horror, disbelief and intense sadness. I grew up in bushfire country in Western Australia, my dad was a volunteer fire fighter and our house used to be the muster point for the local brigade so I know something of the savagery of a big fire, but I have never seen anything as catastrophic as this.
The loss of life has moved me to tears. I am so sorry.
If you would like to help, here are some links that I have found:
I've donated money, for wildlife care, through Shula's blog poppalina.
I'm going to have a go at making marsupial pouches for orphaned baby roos, wallabies and possums. I will modify this pattern.
The toy society are helping crafters send hand~made toys to children. When I get a chance, I'd like to do this too.
I've discovered links to the Red Cross and the Salvos at the handmade help victorian bushfire appeal, along with lots of other information, including ways of donating things that have been handmade with love. There are also connections to some deeply personal recounts that have been written by bloggers who are living in the midst of the fires and their aftermath.
I'm praying for them.