Sunday, 16 January 2011

a helping hand

Sitting in our patch of unaffected Brisbane, it's difficult to comprehend the devastation only a hop, skip and a jump away. As a relative newcomer to this city, I do not yet know of anyone who has been affected in any other capacity than losing power to their homes. I do hope this doesn't change but in the meantime we need to spare more than just a thought for those who were not so fortunate.

Some facts;
  • 75 percent of the state of Queensland declared a disaster zone. To put it into perspective, that is roughly the size of Germany, France and the UK combined.
  • Approx 11,000 homes have been completely inundated with an estimated 14,500 homes partially affected by flooding in the Brisbane area alone.
  • 100,000 homes remain without power in Brisbane .
  • Flood damage bill expected to be in the billions.

So, how can you help?

The outpouring of community spirit has so far been amazing showing us that when disaster does hit, a little support and a helping hand go a long way.  Hope you can all offer a little of both.

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