Monday, 9 February 2009

There are no words to describe this

My state of Victoria in the country of Australia faced one of its greatest threats on Saturday 7 February 2009. It was a day of 47 degree heat, hot northerly winds and a dry country after years of drought.

This meant fires. Enormous bushfires. Awful deathly fires. That killed. Killed more than 80 people (as of writing this), erased more than 700 homes and more than 3000 people are now homeless.

It was our worst natural disaster in modern history. It is our worst natural disaster. We are still living through it. The fires are still burning and on the move.

If you have a spare $1 or so visit here. There are people - young, old, alone, with loved ones - who need our help to get back on their feet. Kiddies. Grannies. Average Joes. People who we meet every day.

May these times never visit us again. May the people who are with us no longer rest in peace. May those who are here rebuild and prosper. May those of you touched by these terrible times find love, solace and a shoulder to cry on or lean on or hug from your nearest neighbour.

Our hearts are very heavy this evening...

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