Monday, February 9, 2009

DEVASTATING BUSH FIRES




On Friday as I finished working for nine days straight I thought about today & how much I would enjoy blogging about my weekend as I had decided to have a weekend away.



However that has now changed & I will post that at another date.

I am unable to post of my fun filled weekend when Australia has gone through days of absolute heart wrench & loss.




The Australian Bush fires are shaping up to be the worst in history. The Red Cross are running an Appeal & if you are in a position to be able to help please please do.


Donations can be made at The Red Cross, National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Banks & Bunnings Hardware's there are possibly other places to they are just the ones I know about.


When I contacted the The Red Cross they said they had put out an urgent request for more blood donors. However they said at this time no donated goods please as their op shops are full and they need the volunteers to attend to more valuable things at this time.




The last report I heard was that 131 lives had been lost, and they are saying this number will continue to climb as the fireman are able to move into areas to search that they have been unable to so far. It has also been reported over 750 homes have been lost.




Please send your prayers & blessing to the people of these affected regions and to the emergency services & volunteers that have no doubt left their families to help fellow Australians.


CAROLINE XOXO

6 comments:

Narelle Nettelbeck said...

Hi Caroline
I wish we were meeting under different circumstances. I feel the same as you about blogging - nothing else seems to matter right now does it.
Blessings to you
Narelle

The Old Dairy said...

Caroline,
We are so blessed in this friendship of blogging to be able to pray for friends we have meet.

9 days straight work though you need time out.....

Gill - That British Woman said...

Its all over the news here in Canada, and it was on the front page of our newspaper this morning, Toronto Star.

I just can't start to imagine what those poor people went through trying to get out of harms way just to be caught up in it all.

My prayers are also with them all.

Gill in Canada

Cassie said...

We'll keep the bush & people of Australia in our prayers.Wild fires are a horrible thing and cause so much devestation.So sorry to hear about them. Thank you for visiting my blog. Please come back any time & I'll come over to yours!

Tracey McBride said...

Dear Caroline, my good thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.
Warmly,
Tracey

Tatersmama said...

My mind is just numb with the horrow and devastation of it all...
I'm still waiting on word from a friend who was in the line of the Beechworth fire and I just can't think straight right now.
I just realized that I don't even know what to say, because it's just too overwhelming for words.

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