Wednesday, February 11, 2009

UP DATE: 2

I wont be posting any images as you've see enough on the new.

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
2 towels
3 throw cushions
1 girls pants
1 dressing gown
1 track suit pants
1 girls jeans
1 girls pj's
2 skives
2 jumpers
1 baby's shorts
2 singlets

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.

Hugs
Kirstie.

5 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Kirstie, it is good of you to collect things for the bushfire victims. Our Primary Scool is also helping out.
Alison

The Rose Room said...

Well done Kirstie! Just unfathomable the destruction and devastation. Bless you. Rachaelxo

Sassy said...

How very sad is all of this...we watched it on the news and it breaks my ♥....we are wishing you the best of luck and will keep you in our prayers....here in Arizona

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Kirstie

Hope your family are safe

Please let me know if I can help in anyway at all

Good for you and your girlfriend going up to Whittlesea on Monday

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Kirstie, hows your new shop going, must drop in to visit it one day soon!
Alicia