Ravaging waters

January 14, 2011 at 8:56 am Leave a comment

As many of you will have seen, Queensland state is being devastated by floods. The scale of it is almost incomprehensible. There are updates and stories coming out from there every minute. Everyone is trying to cope.  I don’t know where they find the strength. Please donate or help if you can. The worse is yet to come.

Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal

The account details for donations by internet banking are:
Account Name: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
BSB: 064 013
Account number: 1000 6800
SWIFT code for international donations: CTBAAU2S

Call 1800 219 028 to donate using your credit card.

You can also donate in person at most banks and Coles Supermarkets.

Cheques should be made payable to:
The Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
ABN: 69 689 161 916

and posted to:
Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
C/O Department of the Premier and Cabinet
PO Box 15185
City East QLD 4002

www.qld.gov.au/floods/

As we speak NSW, Victoria, Tasmania are facing flood risks as well, and Western Australia is battling bushfires. Australia is a continent constantly dealing with and against the strength of nature. We are so often worrking to manage its effects that actually living in temperate zones of comfort is never taken for granted. Each summer, we brace for bushfires. Each autumn, we wait for rain. The whole country has been drought called more often and longer than we remember spraying our cars in the driveway. Hail is a common enough weather pattern and the northern half of the country, being almost tropical,  is affected by dangerous winds and rain every year.  It is a testament to the will and hardiness of Australians that we continue to do our best together with the land.

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