Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Time To Help...
I spent Saturday glued to the internet & radio in an attempt to find out if the bush fires were near my Aunt & Uncle's farm. All I knew was that they were, at best too close for comfort & you never want to think about the worst. In the end, their home was spared, & they are all safe, but it wasn't until yesterday that I started to realise just how lucky they were.
I don't remember ash Wednesday, but this past week I will never forget. Never before have I felt so lucky to live where I do.
There isn't anything that I can say about this tragedy that hasn't been said already. On Saturday morning we turned on the news & were shocked to see that 25 people had lost their lives & 100 homes were destroyed, needless to say that was just the beginning.
It is now 5 days on & bushfires continue to burn...
Like many people I feel helpless, but luckily there are lots of crafty chicks who have stepped up to help make a difference.
Pip & Cindy have set up Handmade Help, a website that lists handmade items that are being sold to raise money for the bushfire survivors, please go & have a look.
Bianca over at the toy society is doing a handmade toy drive, so if you can make a soft toy then get sewing & send it her way.
If you're not that crafty, then you could always sent some books to Juddie for her book drive.
In the midst of all this horror & sadness it is heartening to see just how generous people can be, but it is unfortunate that it takes a disaster to give us all some much needed perspective...