Since my last blog post, the most horrific fires have swept through huge areas of Victoria, destroying nature, wildlife, homes and taking many lives. I have no words to describe exactly how absolutely despaired I am for these poor families living through this terrible time.
It's been heart-warming to see how the community has banded together, how australians have given whatever they can, however they can to help in any way possible. It's inspiring to hear the brave stories of fire-fighters and everyday heroes who have helped, and are still out helping fight the fires, comforting and feeding those who have lost loved ones and their homes. It's heart-wrenching to see where little suburbs used to be, now just blackened roads and trees.
It's also been an eye-opener. It can happen to anyone, so please prepare your fire plans or emergency escape routes. Hopefully we'll never have to put it to practice but really, after something so tragic has occured, it should wake us all up to realise that nobody is immune from these disasters.
For now, I hope to donate what I can to help these families get back on their feet. Nothing will ever wipe out their memories and physical losses but we can help them feel at home once again..soon, I hope.
DQ has listed a few ways in which to donate on her blog, as well as Janet from The Scrapbook Scene in Burwood, Vic is holding a fundraising crop day in March for the Bushfire Appeal.
Here are the details :
The Scrapbook Scene is pleased to announce that we are holding a
Crop for Bushfire Relief
with all proceeds going to the
Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
Saturday March 28th
Burwood Heights Uniting Church
Cnr Burwood Hwy and Blackburn Rd
Lunch and Dinner included
$45 per person
Bring all your scrapping gear and join us for a fabulous day with raffles and giveaways
Bookings are essential
Please phone The Scrapbook Scene on 9017 4133 to book your place and help us raise some much needed funds for those affected by the bushfires.
If you are unable to join us on this day, please call in to the shop and place a donation in the collection box.