The whole nation stands with Victoria during this time of national tragedy. We reach out to the many Victorians who have lost friends, family and loved ones, and those who have lost their homes or suffered terrible injuries. We salute the courage of the fire fighters, the emergency services workers, the police, the army and the medical staff for their extraordinary courage and dedication. In doing so We urge all Australians to do what you can to help the communities that have been devastated.
The 2009 Victorian Bushfire Fund to assist individuals and communities affected by devastating bushfires in Victoria has been launched and $30,000,000 has been pledged so far however much more will be needed.
How you can help Victims of the Victorian Bushfires:
GIVE BLOOD – Urgent blood donations are needed – www.donateblood.com.au
DONATE STUFF – No household goods however food, underwear, socks and toiletries are items that are much needed. www.salvos.org.au
PLEDGE MONEY – Donate! – call 1800 811 700 or online www.redcross.org.au