Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I really just don't know what to say.

Its devastating, obviously. 181 confirmed dead, with more expected to be found. Its just horrible. I have been sitting each night, unable to go to bed or turn off the television, just watching the news and updates. Those poor people.
I am going to donate money, I feel as if thats pretty much all I can do.
(the following details stolen borrowed from Lu's blog)

To donate to the Red Cross State Government Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund:
* Visit
* Phone 1800 811 700
* Any NAB, ANZ, Westpac or Commonwealth Bank branch
*Any Bunnings store
* By direct deposit to the Victorian Bushfire Relief Fund - BSB 082-001, Account number 860-046-797

I keep picturing Mick when I think of those brave fire fighters down there fighting these fires. I know how I feel when he goes to a fire here (and they are nowhere like these, not even in the same realm) And I feel sick. Those poor families.

So I guess, this rambly post is just to say I am praying and donating and watching the updates. I don't know what else to do:(


Chloe said...

I know exactly what your trying to say Kirsty. It is just unbelievable what has happened tothe poor people of Victoria. Each and every time I turn on the news I am confronted with a terrible tragedy and the heartache of too many people. I wish there was some way we could fix it, but for now all we can do is prayer and donate money. I'll be passing a collection jar around at work on Saturday, starting it off with half my days pay. I too don't know what else to do.

danndel said...

I have a lot of family down in VIC, including my parents at the moment, my cousin and his wife nearly lost their house, I am so grateful that they are ok. My heart really goes out to those who weren't so fortunate.

I am praying too and we've donated some money. Still feel like I should be doing more...

Jane Ettia Jones said...

truly devastating
I came across Sarah Gladmans blog were she is co-ordinating a fantastic way us scrappers can help

kel said...

I know... what a mess. SO sad.

Bee and Rose said...

It is just so devastating...I am praying for them...

Pound said...

we have huge awful fires here in CA too, and when i heard about yours there i thought of mick. <3 i hope it gets put out soon, so sad.