Monday, 9 February 2009

A Cry for Help


My heart goes out to all of those who have lost loved ones, their homes, their lives, their towns in the worst bush fires Australia has ever seen. This is a very hard day for so many Australians.

Find it in your heart to give even if it is only small it will help in some way. I was so taken by Judy at Lily-G's generous donation of the remaining sale items in her homeware/furniture store which she is going to pack up and send down to Victoria. I hope we can all find a way to help our fellow Australians.

* Donations to the Red Cross fund can be made using a secure online donations form or by phoning 1800 811 700.

* Donations to the Salvation Army fund can be made by calling 13 72 58 or via http://www.salvos.org.au/

Image via Lolita

23 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

Anna... my heart goes out to you and your countrymen. It's just shocking to see such destruction. I've been thinking of you.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Hugs and hopeful thoughts from Canada. LPXO

Karena said...

I am so sorry to hear of this devastation Anna! Your fellow Australians are in my thoughts and prayers.

Haven and Home said...

I was just reading about this, such a tragedy. I am so sorry to hear about these horrific fires.

I will keep Australia in my thoughts and prayers.

michelle said...

So sad about what's been happening down under. Hope there is a change in the weather very soon.

Must be very hard to take; I can't imagine. My thoughts are with you all...

Sara Bradshaw said...

Anna,
Thank you for posting this. We need to send this info all around our blogging community. What these people have gone through is unimaginable. The stories that have filtered into London are unbearable. Anything we can do will help.
Thanks again.
Fellow Aussie (o/s) Sara x

Style Court said...

My heart also goes out to everyone who has lost loved ones and their homes.

Ashley L. said...

This is awful. But your post is a wonderful tribute! My heart and prayers also go out to all of the victims.

Blue Muse said...

Oh Anna, my heart goes to everyone affected by your fires - I know full well, first hand, the devestation these fires bring - we have them here in Southern California, too. I just donated what I could through Red Cross (thank you for providing the information), and my thoughts and prayers are out there.
xo Isa

Paula Prass said...

I saw these fires and the tremendous loss on the morning news here in the US. Our prayers are with you.

Lynaus24 said...

Hey Anna,
I love your blog, not just because of your amazing talent but also because I'm an Aussie living in California and it makes me feel a little less homesick.
I'm also heartsick about whats happened in Australia this weekend, the loss of lives both human and animal, the loss of property - just devastating.
God bless Aus and keep up the good work Anna.

Keren @ The Cupcake Company said...

The grief is beyond measure, the sadness, the stories, the outpouring of emotion, it has just been the most heartbreaking of days.

xxx

Keren @ The Cupcake Company said...

The grief is beyond measure, the sadness, the stories, the outpouring of emotion, it has just been the most heartbreaking of days.

xxx

Anettes hus said...

You have a lovely blog!! Beautiful pictures!

Anette from Norway:)

Sharnel said...

Words cannot express the devastation we are seeing in country Victoria.
I would like to donate all proceeds from our Valentine's Day cupcake sales to the Red Cross. http://www.thecupcakecompany.blogspot.com/
I urge everyone to donate a little something to help ease the pain of our fellow Australians.
xox

Darthy said...

My heart goes out to all of you. What a tragedy for so many. Please know that we care here in Canada. Thanks for the Red Cross number.

linda said...

you have such an inspiring blog, so beautiful...the destruction and death in your country is heartbreaking...so much senseless loss...I cannot help but think of the little koalas who could not run fast enough...my thoughts and prayers are with your country during this terrible time.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

Oh its just so sad and the pain and suffering is just incomprehensible. Thankfully I haven't personally been affected by this, but sad stories of acquaintances are starting to trickle in.

Suzy said...

It's so sad to hear of so many little towns - some of which I've stayed in before, and have family living in - being destroyed by fires. It breaks my heart. As if a drought and all that hot weather wasn't bad enough. I really hope they catch the arsonists...

Patricia Gray said...

Hi Anna
So sorry to hear about this. I have sent a donation from Canada. It is a small token, but I hope it can help. I hate for people to suffer. I hope that their lives can soon return to normal.

Cecilias inredning said...

Dear Anna,
In Europe we are really concearned about this situation too and it's on the news every day. Thank you for posting important info on how to help, I will post a link to you on my blog.
/Cecilia

Courtney said...

The news and images are just heartbreaking, Anna. My thoughts are with Australia. xo

Beth said...

I do not know you personally, but my heart goes out to your entire country. What a tragedy! All Australians will be in my thoughts and prayers, that your country may find some peace.