RAIN! What a difference a couple of weeks can make! (Photo montage by L.J. May S/S)
is Brisbane! Queensland, Australia
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AND FLOODING RAINS - GETTING THROUGH IT!
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THE AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE AND FLOODING CRISES – HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Just when we thought
we were safe! The good news is that the rain currently deluging most states has put out many of the bushfires raging across the country, and areas that have been in severe drought for years are now receiving life-giving rain. The bad news is that instead of
being burnt out of their homes, many people are being flooded out. It’s not been a good year for many Australians so far.
Go to the Australian national broadcaster,
the ABC, for comprehensive, well researched, and accurate coverage of the current emergencies. Go to their website for the latest stories and insightful analysis at https://www.abc.net.au/news and https://mobile.abc.net.au/news.
Not only is the coverage up to date, it’s FREE – which is exactly what a public broadcaster should be doing.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
If you want to donate, PLEASE SEND MONEY! People’s needs are different. It doesn’t
help a farmer who needs to feed his animals to receive a donation of clothing – no matter how well meant. For more in-depth information on how to help bushfire affected communities you can read the ABC NEWS article: How can I help bushfire victims?
DONATE TO CHARITIES THAT SUPPORT BUSHFIRE AFFECTED COMMUNITIES
DONATE TO STATE GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL COUNCIL APPEALS
DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL FIRE SERVICES AND BRIGADES
DONATE TO HELP ANIMALS AFFECTED BY BUSHFIRES
DONATE GOODS AND SERVICES