All of you in Australia will know about the nightmare that has been happening in Victoria over the last week. Almost 200 people, many of which are children, even whole families wiped out in the most horrendous bushfire's Australia had ever know. Hundreds and hundreds of homes have been lost and the families have lost everything, there are thousands of animals, cattle, pets, wild life etc that are also badly injured and are in desperate need of medical help and food and water.
there are many, many ways you can help these people and animals, the red cross website is a good place to go, but really anything will help.
Now there are ways that you Australians can help, if you are a crafter you can buy a stamp set from the list below and half the retail value (that is half of what you pay, not half the profit) will go directly to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal. and I will donate my full commission on these sets to the appeal as well. This offer is valid from now until the end of March.
So if you would like to order from this list then please contact me ASAP
Here is a list of the Bushfire Appeal sets:
|Stamp Set||Item Number||Page Number in Catalogue||Retail Price|
|112312||105||48.95 AUD/57.95 NZD|
|108909||89||29.95 AUD /35.95 NZD|
|112380||98||39.95 AUD /46.95 NZD|
Live Your Dream
|114261|| 3 |
(Summer Mini Catalogue)
|55.95 AUD /66/95 NZD|
Looks Like Spring*
|108864||76||58.95 AUD /68.95 NZD|
The Snowflake Spot*
|108934||27||39.95 AUD /46.95 NZD|
|108756||80||58.95 AUD /68.95 NZD|
Polka Dots & Paisley*
|110247||46||35.95 AUD /42.95 NZD|
|111973||115||35.95 AUD /42.95 NZD|
|108744||51||39.95 AUD /46.95 NZD|
*These sets will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal--while supplies last.
Now as a demonstrator we are not allowed to sell our products overseas, but I am hoping on this occasion they may overlook this, so if you are from overseas and would like one of these sets, please mail me and I will contact Stampin' Up! and see if on this occasion it might be possible, we can only hope! (of course there would be postage to pay on top).
My heartfelt thoughts go out to all those who have been affected by the fire, having been witness to a bushfire over here, albeit on a much smaller scale, I can understand how scary it must be for you all. My thoughts also go out to all the flood victims in Queensland who dealing with so much too.
I found this information posted elsewhere so thought I would put it here
Register to give blood (all around Australia) - www.donateblood.com.au
Victorian Bushfire Information Line - 1800 240 667
For accommodation information or to pledge an offer of accommodation please phone the Department of Human Services' 24-hour hotline on 1800 006 468.
Lifeline - 131 114
Parentline - 13 22 89
Kids Helpline -1800 55 1800
Salvation Army - 1800 627 727
Smith Family (Epping) 8401 0138 or 1800 024 069
Brotherhood of St Lawrence - 9483 1183
St Vincent De Paul - 9464 5870 (Lalor)
Red Cross - 1800 811 700
Thank you to everyone who has pledged donations of goods and services to assist with immediate emergency relief and assistance with longer term recovery.
Cash donations to appeal fund (Red Cross) - 1800 811 700
Cash donations at any NAB, ANZ, Westpac or Commonwealth Bank branch and any Bunnings store
Goods and non-perishables: St Vincent De Paul on 9895 5800 or drop goods off at 23 Sherbourne Rd, Briar Hill or 596-598 Plenty Road, Preston.
Victorian Dog Rescue and Resource Group - 0412 105 530
Wildlife Support, RSPCA, 9224 2222
Wildlife Rescue (Narelle) - 0417 506 941
If you require the assistance of an interpreter, please call 13 14 50