As the news unfolds and the days pass, we see with horror and broken hearts what our friends in Queensland, Australia are facing. It’s going to be a LONG road.
I came across this pic of a man rescuing a boat load of kangaroos and my heart is filled with hope! ((However, I have to wonder exactly what is going on in the kangaroos heads and what they are saying to each other in their kangaroo-speak about this hunky guy and his boat!! Likewise, he could come rescue me ANY DAY! LOL!))
I’ve watched the news in my hotel room and at the airport while I was gone. I’ve also followed links from Tazzie’s blog to get more info. ((Who else to give me the right information, than an Aussie-friend?!))
The local papers there are full of stories, and readers are sending in their own pictures to document the destruction to their lives. Here is a link to The Australian.
I just can’t imagine facing this mess. I’m looking around me at a basement studio full of all my quilting needs. All the sentimental gatherings from my life as a quilter. What would you do……if it was all gone, just like that?
There are ways to donate online to help. Yes, the quilters are going to need new quilting supplies, etc, but LONG LONG before that, they are going to need help restoring their homes. Those of us so far away could find it cost prohibitive to ship real items from home, even if we want to. Fabric is HEAVY! But --- we can DONATE. The funds will be used for food, shelter, medical care, whatever is needed NOW. Fabric and sewing supplies can come later. Giving a sewing machine to a homeless person, no matter how nice a gesture is just really not realistic right now. Click here to donate!
Through any disaster there are amazing stories of resilience, endurance, perseverance and most of all HOPE. We can be that hope for so many. Imagine if we all just donated 10 dollars? or 20?
Bloggers unite as well!! We can fund raise to help out. Visit Make It Perfect to find out more info on how this blogosphere of ours is pulling together to do what we can to help. You just might be inspired to make a difference.
Spread the word! Feel free to just put a link-back to this blog entry or Tazzie’s on your own blog to have your readers “get informed”. Let’s keep these folks in our thoughts and prayers and be moved to action to do what we can.