Sunday, January 16, 2011

The cleanup begins

The flood waters are receding and the massive task of cleaning up the city has begun. 20 000 civilian volunteers and 1200 defence force personnel are helping the flood affected. Amazing effort!!!

I just can't believe the 'enormity' of the situation and what some of the residents of SouthEast Queensland have been through. 16 confirmed deaths. 20 people still unaccounted for (revised from 53).

Much loved homes and belongings destroyed by stinking mud. Beautiful old and treasured things destroyed by mud. Returning to their homes must have been so so distressing.

I feel so guilty that we are here in our caravan on holidays experiencing relative normality and there are people in Brisbane whose lives have been turned totally upside down.

We have donated money and when we return we want to be involved somehow with helping those affected. Any effort (no matter how small) will make a difference.

Many many thanks to the wonderful blogging craft community who have pulled things together to raise money for flood victims. My thinking cap is on and i have some ideas as to how i can contribute. Can't wait to get home and get started.

A great place to go and be involved in the auctions is over at Toni Coward's blog (Make it Perfect). Toni has done a great job of organizing this. It truly is a great effort.

Some of the auctions have started. The majority will start tomorrow (Monday). Keep an eye on Toni's blog, there will be over 300 auctions of fabulous crafty stuff.
My heartfelt thanks to everyone who is getting involved.
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  1. Such a great way to feel less helpless by being involved with the auctions & raffles, i'm off & racing. My husband is a soldier based in Brisbane, he's sludging through the Lockyer Valley, exhausting work. Looking forward to the Make it Perfect master list tomorrow, love Posie

  2. I am so sorry about all of this. My heart and prayers go out to you and everyone touched by this tragedy.



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