Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Australian Fire Victims

I'm sure each of us is aware of the wildfires sweeping through Australia. I grew up in Wyoming and I know how devastating wildfires can be, as the west burns every summer.

Please don't feel obligated or pressured, but I saw this picture (taken from aol.com) and it just broke my heart...
Therefor I am posting about how to help the wildfire victims. The best resource to help I've found so far is the Red Cross. They currently have a call out for donations. They are not taking any percentage of your donation for administration costs all of it will go to helping Australians re-build their lives, homes, and towns.

Today as you drive around your community imagine the total sense of loss, hopelessness and devastation you would feel if everything was burned to the ground. Entire towns in Australia have been lost due to these fires, and well over 200 lives have been claimed. If you feel led to give you can do so here at the Australian Red Cross website. Even if it's only a few dollars every bit helps!


Kate said...

I have been in tears over this. I was just in Victoria at this same time last year and went to a bunch of small towns in the countryside. I am sure many of them are gone :(

I am so sad for the animals! I just imagine all the koalas up in the trees. I already donated and hope others will.

Sweet Nothings said...

My sister in law sent me that picture at work and i cried at my desk. I live right near where the devestating fires were in Cali in the fall(evacuated twice) so I know just how awful it is

Kappa Prep said...

Oh, that is such a sad photo! I always feel bad for the animals because they are so helpless!