So I’ve been failing at my New Year’s resolutions quite terribly this week. My resolution to be more regular with my blog posts has fallen by the wayside, but I have a good reason. The floods in Queensland, Australia have demanded my attention, I’ve been reading articles, first hands experiences, looked at pictures, and watched videos of this horrifying tragedy unfolding.
Everything I have seen has proceeded to give me shivers and makes me feel helpless being halfway across the world. It is so saddening to see the familiar landscapes and buildings of Brisbane wrecked by the destructive flood waters. Many have already lost their lives and loved ones, while others have lost their homes and livelihoods.
The one positive thing about tragedies such as this is that Australians have a way of banding together and supporting each when in need. The selfless acts that I have read about have been so heartening that gives everyone affected much-needed hope in the difficult rebuilding process. I shall be donating as soon as possible and I hope anyone who reads this can find a way to help too.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE:
DONATE TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE QUEENSLAND FLOODS
$54 million dollars has been raised so far
DONATE AT WOOLWORTHS
In Australia, supermarket chain Woolworths is matching dollar for dollar donations at their checkouts.
$4 million dollars combined has already been raised so far
DONATE TO RSPCA
Please don't forget about the animals affected, donate to the RSPCA who are going to a huge effort of rescuing and saving the animals
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE CRUCIAL CLEAN UP:
Volunteering Queensland is registering volunteers who want to help in the massive Queensland floods clean-up. The recovery efforts for Queensland floods will be slow and complex process, with volunteers required to help in the weeks and months to come.
Volunteering Queensland maintains continual contact with key disaster management agencies and will notify registered volunteers as new opportunites to help become available via this CREW (Community Response to Extreme Weather) page.
Register now, be prepared to help later.
To offer your assistance call our CREW team on 1800 994 100 or fill in the online form at
(Images are from the Ninemsn website)