Over the weekend, Victoria has been devastated by terrible bushfires that have seen over 100 people dead, countless injured, and many left with nothing as the fires consumed their homes.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to those affected by this horrendous tragedy.
It is very difficult to know what to do in these circumstances, especially when you are not in a position to be able to help personally. Financial donations are essential to supporting those at the front line of assisting those in need.
The Red Cross launched the Victorian Bushfires Appeal 2009, in conjunction with the Victorian state, and Australian Federal government, to assist individuals and communities affected. You can donate direct to this appeal here.
KidStyleFile has partnered with Bendigo-based La Toriana with our own small initiative:
Become a KidStyleFile fan on Facebook and we will donate 20 cents to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal for every person who signs up between 9-22 February.
Become a La Toriana fan on Facebook and Elizabeth will donate 20 cents to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal for every person who signs up between 9-22 February.
Elizabeth was fortunate in that her own home in Bendigo was not affected by the fires. She is currently out there in the field using her background as a nurse and adolescent counsellor to give help to people who weren’t as lucky. If you have a moment, leave her a little message of support to pass on.
Ok, then, let’s see how much money we can raise in the next two weeks – tell your friends and family, and let’s go for it!
Thanks for your support.
The KidStyleFile Team – Angela, Miki, Nerida, Kat, and Edwina