It was with a sad heart that late last evening I read online of the devastation that has happened in Australia. It all seems so surreal. I felt this way a few short years ago when a wildfire struck where we were living. I thought that the firestorm that raged through Kelowna in 2003 was horrible. It pales in comparison to the tragedy of what has happened in Australia. I'm filled with heartache over the losses and I'm trying to decide on the best way to help. We really are living in a global village - something I understand more clearly since joining the blog world. I'm concerned about the many friends I've made. I'm also uplifted to read on the Australian blogs I frequent, of concrete ways to give aid. Helping will not change what has happened, but perhaps it will lessen the heartache.
*** Here's a link (thanks Nikki!) which details a lovely idea to provide some comfort to the children surviving the bushfire. You can put your sewing talents to use or even purchase the paks that are to be distributed to the children. This means that even those of us from other parts of the world can reach out in a tangible way to help the smallest victims of this tragedy.