Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bushfire Tragedies in Victoria

We are currently experiencing the most dreadful bushfires in Victoria and many people have already been confirmed dead and hundreds of homes and whole towns destroyed.

There is excellent news coverage with photos at the Age and Sydney Morning Herald website and the ABC.

There are so many people affected by this tragedy and some appeals have already been set up. Money is always the best thing to donate as it can directed exactly where it is needed.

There have been many appeals set up to help and cash is obviously the most immediate way to help.

Some of these appeals are through the Bendigo Bank and the Red Cross. I believe most of the major banks have also donated millions of dollars to start the appeals but there is a lot of help needed so anything you can donate will be a help.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the appeal link Lisa. The news keeps getting worse. Bendigo Bank has always had a strong community focus - and of course some of the fires are right within that community.

Warty Mammal said...

I am so sorry. I hope this will be over soon.

judy coates perez said...

this brings back memories of living in Los Angeles, every september the fires would start and it would be so scary. I am so sorry to hear how bad it is, hopefully you will get some relief soon.


I hope you are safe.I'm watching the news on BBC World as I type and its heart breaking to see the destruction and hear of all the deaths.

zquilts said...

I have been following this on the news - SO awful. My prayers go to all of those poor folks who have lost so much.

magikquilter said...

Hi Lisa....found your blog...whew...I will add a link to both this and then the flickr people can see your work and what you have available.