Friday, February 13, 2009

Australian Inferno

My state of Victoria burns and I sit back and feel helpless.
What can I do? I am but one. I am not trained in this expert field of fire fighting, so I would just be in their way.
The one thing I can do is crochet.
So I will crochet for the victims. The victims need so many things, they have lost it all.
My small gesture to begin with is to crochet more face cloths, I have sourced quite a bit of personal deodorant and soap. The face cloth, soap and deodorant will go hand in hand, for just a little bit of personal care.
I will not go to the market this winter and every thing I would usually make for the market to sell will be given to the fire victims. They as we, will need to keep warm on cooler nights and in the winter. We must not forget the fire victims! As a Nation we are all banding together. Whilst the top of our country floods the bottom of our beloved country burns. The flood victims are giving their flood relief funds over to the fire victims! I am proud of our Nation a generous and kind Nation who stick together when times are so tough!
Thank You to those who are helping me in my small adventure here, my American, Australian and Dutch friends who are contributing to my small effort.

Just one of our hero's at the front of a fire.


Gloria said...

I am so sad for all the victims of this fire! Just devastating.

My heart feels heavy with sadness for everyone that this fire has affected.

You are all in my prays.

Beansieleigh said...

My heart just breaks for everyone there.... but my prayers go out for you all. Do take care. Stick together and pray together... and God Bless.

laughing purple goldfish said...

you're doing a wonderful thing cat... one that will be very much appreciated... hugs

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Gloria, I'm so glad that we are in your prayers, thank you.

Beansieleigh, the more prayers the better, thank you for praying for us.

Purple, if only I could do more, but as I said, I am but one, hugs go back to you too.

Rachel G said...

You are doing a great thing. Even the smallest gesture is a dialy remeinder for the victims that somone really cares for them in a personal way. What you are doing will mean alot to alot of people. I follow the news at night here in the states on the BBC. Wish there was more we could do.

And Cat's, you say you are but just one. But when i was in the shelter it was but one person who came in on her own time and tought me and a couple ladies crochet. one person can do so much and set off a long chain of positive events and feelings. What you do means alot to many.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Rachel, thank you for sharing that with me, I'm very touched by what you have said. Thank You!