Touring Australia is on my list of places I most want to visit during my lifetime. In fact, if I could live anywhere else, I would love to live in Australia. So, with the current Australian wildfire tragedy, I wanted to write a post about recent events.
Blog visitor Veronica Treen, is a quilter in Western Australia where she lives with her family. She has kindly been sending me updates of what is happening and sending me lots of photos, too. Here are pictures making their way around the internet:
The female koala, now named Sam, was taken by the firefighters for medical care. The LATimes did a followup story on Sam.
Whole towns have been wiped out because the fire spread so quickly due to high winds. This was an arson fire, which is appalling.
Veronica tells me that Australia has a Red Cross for people around the world to donate to, if they are touched by this tragedy. Perhaps, she will post a comment with links for individuals who want to help. Veronica, will you also link to the Australian site for Animal Rescue, too? Veronica responds:
“We are all devistated by these fires many of us crying while viewing tv footage which seems never ending.
One arsonist has been taken into custody and charged while the search goes on for another.
Appropriate websites should anyone wish to make a donation are:
Take care, wherever you live.