|Ash on the Shoalhaven River|
Below is my local area's appeal. There are few towns in my council area have not been burnt. I'm fortunate to be living in one of those towns. But there's no time for complacency yet. There's more hot weather at the end of the week, so the sprinklers remain on our roof. The hoses remain attached, filled and ready. Buckets of water will remain around our house with mops and rakes. We plan to fight ember attack, and leave for the river or beach if it goes beyond that.
|The Shoalhaven River with smoke and fire clouds|
When I glance at my Wildlife Wednesdays I'm reminded of the beings around my home that I also love. It would be heart breaking to think of us all wiped out.
|Wedge-tailed eagle at Kangaroo Island|
If you'd like to help out financially, there is a Mayoral Appeal for both area:
You can donate via:
Shoalhaven City Council
BSB: 062 585
Please quote Reference: Bushfire
|Swimming with dolphins at Kangaroo Island|
Or for Kangaroo Island:
BSB: 105 094
Account Number: 035 680 540
Account Name: Mayoral Bushfire fund
International deposit enter Swift Code: SGBLAU2S
So many places in Australia were burnt. Much of the east coast of NSW and Victoria, large tracts of SA and Qld, places in NT, WA and Tasmania. Nowhere and no one is left untouched. It's impossible to get my head around the scale of this catastrophe.
If you would prefer to make a more general contribution, the Red Cross has the following page for that: https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate
Many thanks for thinking of us, contributing in some way, offering hope, prayers for rain, rain dances, meditations, light codes, love.
Australia hurts and mourns.