How To Help

Cindy from Bug and Pop commented on my previous post, asking if I would help her get the word out about Handmade Help, the blog she has assembled to bring attention to various auctions by crafty peoples, the proceeds of which will all go to those affected by the Victorian bushfires.

There are plenty of other ideas building up around the crafty blogging community – Cam at Curly Pops has put together a nice collation of some of these. One of my favourite ideas is Beyond Pink & Blue’s plan of putting together small care bags for children affected by the fires. The Toy Society are also collecting handmade softies for distribution to the children.

These are obviously longer term goals – the most pressing need for the survivors in the very short term is for money. The Red Cross Appeal page is here. Most (if not all) banks are also collecting monetary donations. Also, blood for the burns victims: the Blood Bank are no longer requesting urgent blood donation, but are requesting new registrations to ensure supply in the weeks and months to come.

Please. Do what you can. The death toll is shocking enough, and still rising, but with over 5000 left homeless, it is vital we take care of the survivors.

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