Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Ok I thought I'd pop in to give you an up date Tuesday, Kangaroo Ground, Warrandyte, Waarandyte North, Reasearch and Eltham had been put on alert right up until yesterday, that just means to be vigilant, and be aware of what's going on around us, well let me just say that was frighting in its self, and to here fire trucks alarms going off, airplanes, helicopters/elvis flying close to tree tops over head, is scary, and makes you think how bloody close is it, but everything here to date is fine, and they have said the whole of Victoria should be alert.
I must say waking up this morning to walk out side to take my girls to school, the smell of smoke that drenches the air we breath, and the smell of our clothes after taking them off the clothes line that smells of smoke, is huge reminder of the devastation that's all around us, not just to mention that is close to it all, but for the whole of Melbourne Victoria, there is now 1069 properties lost 5000 people homeless with 181 beautiful Australians died in the fires, that saddens me greatly, I still haven't heard today from my family in Healesville, I know my father ( which was scary to know he went up there in the first place) to help my Auntie as she was trying to put out embers that came falling onto and around her house, they have been in and out of danger for the last few days, then theirs my cousin, husband and two children there as well, the fire came as close as about 10 house away, but they seem to be ok, but my cousin's husband's parents are now saying with them as they lost everything in the blaze. Please Be safe up there!
Now to a more happier note raised money to date is around 45 million dollars for the fire appeal, which is amazing and I believe is still climbing, I also have had more thing s arriving in the post thank-you so much for your support, a list of more items
3 throw cushions
1 girls pants
1 dressing gown
1 track suit pants
1 girls jeans
1 girls pj's
1 baby's shorts
Thank-you Gale McCormack for the following
13 gift cards
19 book makes
1 Billabong handbag
1 size 8 sports t-shirt
1 size 14 adidas tank top
1 size S colorado girls top
Monday my girl friend Helen and I are going to Wittlesea (Kinglake area) to hand out all these items and more that she has been collecting around her area.
Once again Victorians please be safe look all around you and be vigilant, we really need to save what left of our beautiful State.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thank you Blog Angels to date we have
46 pillow cases
4 kids donna covers w pillow cases
1 queen sheet set w pillow cases
2 single bed covers
1 large bean bag
6 ladies summer dress
4 ladies pants
1 ladies shirt
1 girls summer dress
2 girls skirt
2 men's t-shirts
1 shorts girls
1 pants girls
Please keep them coming and thank you BLOG ANGELS. I also believe from listerning to the radio requesting lots UNDER WEAR for men ladies and children and toiletries.
Ok just a quick up date, it looks like our area is fine as the winds turned back on its self an blowing the other way which has taken out alot of other townships, I can't believe how frighteningly big this has become, in total now there has 36 sorry 56 now 108 people have died and counting, caught in their cars and burnt alive, with 640 now 720 properties have been burnt to the ground......WHICH LEAVES ME TO SAY THIS, I AM NOT ASKING FOR ANY MONEY......BUT WOULD ASK OF YOU WORLD WILD.......PLEASE GIVE , GIVE ANYTHING THAT IS GOING TO HELP IN ANYWAY TO THESE AMAZINGLY STRONG FAMILIES THAT HAVE LOST EVERYTHING IN THE BLAZE........I AM STARTING A FUNDRAISER FOR THE "BLAZING FAMILIES"
JUST SOMETHING SMALL THAT'S NOT GOING TO COST YOU MUCH TO SEND.....TEA TOWELS, HAND TOWELS, TOWELS, CUP AND SAUCERS, PLATES,
LINENS (PILLOW CASES, BED SHEETS SINGLE, DOUBLE, QUEEN) SMALL TOYS, SOFT TOYS, ETC, ETC, HAND MADE GIFTS, CARDS, TAGS, doesn't matter how small it is, It could be simply words of hope in a card......ANYTHING THAT COULD HELP PUT A SMILE ON THERE FACES TO LET THEM KNOW WE CARE VERY MUCH AND THAT HAVE TOUCHED OUR HEARTS......please send to:
Adeline Country Cottage
c/o "BLAZING FAMILIES"
8 Swan Street,
Please spread to word around and add BLAZING FAMILIES button to your blog, letting people know you have donated
Please Blog Angels they need all the help we can give, Once again thank you....please leave a comment and be apart of putting Victorians back on there feet.
As everyone now around the globe knows about the Victorian fires, I myself and family are also in close range of these fires, be in Eltham a bushy area, I am very worried as 3 to 4 suburbs away are at these blazes, I have family in Yarra Glen, Coldstream, Healsville and Warragul, who have been fighting to save there homes through the night and or have left the area not knowing if there houses are still standing, Oh I have just had word while writing this on family in Healsville that they are safe and there houses are fine, and in Warragul. This has put a huge stress on my girls as they have been scared, I've tryed to keep them busy playing games an watch children's movies to keep there mind off with whats going on around them, trust me its been hard.
Mandii, honey I hope your cousins are ok in Kinglake and they got out fine. Hope your father and s/mother are well and saved there animals. This also is the fire that's heading down towards our way, please send a prayer that the wonderful fireman working there heart out and will stop this before it gets to Greensborough, Briar Hill, Eltham areas, this same fire could come up over the back from Yarra Glen to Eltham, I have to admit I've never been so scared in my Life knowing that all around us is an Inferno, right at this min I can here fire trucks alarms, so I'm not going to write much more as I like to keep listening to the radio in case we come under threat.
I also would like to send my heart and loving wishes and prayers to all the families that got caught in the blaze, and hope you all are safe and well, to the fire fighters for the exhausting battle to beat the inferno be careful.
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA PLEASE BE SAVE AND IF YOU NEED TO FIND OUT ABOUT ANY UPDATES ABOUT YOUR AREA AND OR VIEW IMAGES OF THIS MAJOR DEVASTATION GO TO www.abc.net.au/melbourne or http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/
I keep you posted,