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Firstly, let me say 'thanks' to all of you who have contacted me to see if I am okay. Yes, I am. This time Ferny Creek managed to escape the wrath of the bushfires but so many other areas have not been this fortunate. The devastation and loss is horrific.

Many of you have asked what you can do to help with the devasting Victorian Bushfires. We all want to help and feel urgent about doing so.

If you want to help in some way you may like to contact The Red Cross via their website or by phoning 1800 727 077 (in Australia) to donate money. For those of you that have suggested donating goods The Red Cross are currently asking that we don't donate goods as it often costs more to collect and distribute the goods rather than purchasing the goods themselves. The Red Cross also reminds us that by them purchasing the goods from local businesses they are helping to economically rebuild towns.

The Red Cross are also calling for people to give blood. This is a very practical way you can help. By calling 13 14 95 you can arrange an appointment to do this. You could save a life.

Remember that the fires are still burning and this is not over yet. Even when the fires are over the scars will remain on the landscape for a very long time. As I drove back up the mountain after seeing Gail and Rosie this morning I noticed that many of the trees are still black from the fires we had here more than ten years ago.

The scars on peoples hearts from the loss of their homes, property, family, friends, pets, businesses, may never be healed. They will, I assure you, remember the kindness, large and small,  of all the people, known and anonymous, who reach out to help them in their time of incredible need.

Leanne Beasley xxx


Comments

Cheryl

So very glad to hear you are OK, and our prayers are with those who have been affected by these horrible fires.

Diana

I was very impressed by the fires i saw on tv ..and i am happy you and family are well..i will pray for all the people who lost everything..
un abbraccio dall'Italia.

Lorraine

Hi Leanne, so pleased that you are o.k. and that the fire passed by.
Please check out my blog for a way to help quilters/crafter who have lost everything, with "sanity saver" care packages.
Cheers
Lorraine

Cross stitch

Love to see your blog!!

Janice in Washington State, USA

You and your fellow Australians have been heavy on my heart and my mind, and constantly in my prayers these past few days. What a terrifying, horrific, painful, cruel tragedy. Words can’t describe. I weep when I see the pictures. I’m so far away in the USA and having a ‘blogland friend’ brings it all right here- up close and personal. I think that is a good thing.
May God bless and keep you and your nation.

Lucy Locket-Pocket

So glad you are ok. Blogland has made the world so much smaller to me and these fires seem much more real and horrific.

Lucy xxx

Laila

Hei.
I'm so glad you are safe. We hear a lot of the fire in news here in Norway. It is so cruel. I'm thinking a lot of you all.
Hugs.

Dawn

Your country is in my thoughts and prayers.

nicolette

Glad to hear you’re OK!! The pictures on the new are so overwhelmingly sad. Take care!

Bobbie Lynn

Good to hear that you and your family are okay. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Dawn

'same same'. Glad you are OK. Praying for all Victorians at this time.
x x

Natalie Ross

Glad to know that you are safe and sound Leanne. Rosie updated me that all was ok in your neck of the woods. Stay safe.

Nat xx

meggie

Such a wise & sage post, Leanne. As a Nation we all weep togetherxx

Cheryl xox

Well said!!

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