Thursday, February 12, 2009

Koala collecting donations

No not the Wilderness Society!

First some cute and funny - I call her a koLOLa - to help the medicine go down. Here's a koala literally chillin' out :)

funny pictures

This juvenile koala got separated from her mum in the recent heat wave, prior to the Victorian Bushfire Disaster. She was lucky to wander onto a verandah where help was at hand and is now being looked after by wildlife carers.

So many animals, people and homes have been devastated by these terrible bush fires. They still aren't under total control. It all happened so quickly and some have been left with absolutely nothing.

Public Service Announcement
There's only one Victorian Bush Relief Fund. The Federal and State government has set it up in conjunction with the Red Cross. You can donate online or in person at any of the major banks. It's really easy - they have pre-filled the forms - and only takes a few minutes of your time. You can also pop into some shops like Australian Geographic to make a little donation if coinage is what you can spare.

The blood banks are booked up until Easter so hold off for now if you're considering donating. A friend of mine who works at the Southbank Blood Bank, tells me blood has a limited shelf life but there's a range of ways they use it.

They only need you to make a donation twice a year to make a difference in the long term.
I haven't donated yet but I have registered to do so for the first time in my life. I'll see how I go from there!

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