February 10, 2009

Ashes

Like so many of us, I'm sick to the heart by the news of the fires and the escalating death toll.

I was going to post this picture of the crafty bonanza checking out the weather conditions, halfway through Saturday afternoon. Meercats and all that. But it's hard to laugh. It's such a beautiful country here, and harsh, and home to many.

Several crafty ladies have posted about what you can do to help. Rather than repeating what they say, if you don't already know where your donation will go and what it will be, here are some links and information.

Now, they need money and blood donations - later, they'll want all the things that people will need, who've lost everything. I'll be stitching some donations for later, and popping down to the bank to donate for now.

Donate to the Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.au

Donate to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief fund by calling 13 Salvos (137258) or at http://www.salvos.org.au. Monetary donations are preferred.

Just a few links:

Bits of a broken something: Bushfires
List of non-profit organisations in Victoria
Handmade Help
Silly Gilly: Ebay auction fundraiser
Meet me at Mikes - collecting donations

3 comments:

Tinniegirl said...

I'm doing the same. Giving money and blood now and giving other things later when the time is right. It's so bloody overwhelming.

CurlyPops said...

It's so sad that we were having fun sitting in the nice air conditioning and we had no idea what was happening elsewhere.
It really is a great photo though.

Nikki said...

I'm having a sewing bee on Saturday if you want to come to my studio... let me know if you'd like to come.