I'm sure by now many of you are aware of the events over the past few weeks in Queensland, Australia, but most particularly the dreadful events of this week. I learned tonight that my connection to these events has become more personal than I could have ever imagined. A relative of someone my husband knows has been officially listed as missing since the Toowomba flooding occured on Monday and obviously the outcome at this stage does not look positive.
Stories of tragedy, heroism and other truly unselfish acts have been coming out of the flood affected areas. Many parts of Queensland will be crippled for weeks, months and years to come. My heart goes out to all those affected. People have lost loved ones under the most tragic of circumstances, people have lost homes, and livelihoods. The sheer size of this situation defies belief.
Many blogs are running raffles and auctions to go towards the Premier's Flood Appeal.
A few that Im personally aware of are:
Jodie at Ric Rac
Maree at On my Verandah
Melissa at Clothwork
Toni at Make It Perfect is putting up a list of auctions/raffles on her blog and you will be able to see that by clicking on the button below. The list will be up sometime in the next day or so. If you can, go and have a look and see if there's something you're interested in bidding on or buy a raffle ticket. It's for the best cause I can think of.
If you would prefer to make a financial donation direct you can go here .
Apologies for the 4th edit people. Im useless tonight...