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Australian Bushfire Appeal

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by livinoz, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. livinoz

    livinoz Great White

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    Please help. Donations can be made through the Victorian Bushfire Appeal link at:


    Australian Red Cross


    Thank you.
     
  2. bowlofpetunias

    bowlofpetunias Oh no, not again! Staff Member

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    Great idea to post here liv... I am sure the Red Cross in other countries should be ablt to accept and forward donations to the Victorian Red Cross. Her in Oz there are so many places to we contribute but harder for our friends from out of country.
     
  3. thanksforallthefish

    thanksforallthefish Great White

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    These guys sure need all the help they can get, fortunately Aussies are good mates and mates help mates, however a little more help never goes astray
     
  4. livinoz

    livinoz Great White

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    Thanks Petunia and Fish for your words of support. We're really doing it tough down here at the moment.
     
  5. almitywife

    almitywife Vegemite Mod

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    the size of the tragedy is immeasurable.... all those lives lost, hundreds of homes and they are saying tens of thousands of critters

    personally i would be happy if Rudd forgets the proposed handout for all aussies and use it to help these people out

    cheers
     
  6. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    Happily my company is doing a 2:1 contribution - my friends and I have raised over $1000 so far, which means $3000+ for the relief effort

    And, at least for our fellow Aussies and probably others, it's tax deductable to boot, not to mention the warm glow & good karma you'll get from helping people - so get in there!

    Hopefully Californians in particular are contributing in memory of the firefighting assistance we provided a few years back when they went through similarly tough times
     
  7. bowlofpetunias

    bowlofpetunias Oh no, not again! Staff Member

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    Boy do I agree with that! It hasn't been passed so man I do wish they would withdraw it and use the money for the Victorians hit by this.
     
  8. bowlofpetunias

    bowlofpetunias Oh no, not again! Staff Member

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    Good point.. we can only hope that the good things Aussies have done for others in crisis will be remembered... so many in need now
     
  9. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    I don't disagree with your sentiment, but it would be nice to think that people would receive the govt. handout and re-direct it accordingly - if they can afford it - without the need for the govt. to force that on their behalf

    I'm sure there are other people who need the grant as much as the fire victims, so that way they can hold on to it if they need to. Most of them have paid taxes too

    Besides it's a federal intiative, not a state one - there are flood victims in Queensland as well, let's try not to get too parochial about it, or forget others in need
     
  10. bowlofpetunias

    bowlofpetunias Oh no, not again! Staff Member

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    Thanks for that... very good point. I have been watching the news and thinking of all the tragedies but also thinking of those who don't make the news or are a "footnote" because of the magnitude of other things going on. Their pain and problems are just as intense but unnoticed by others and too often unaided.

    The world is full of tragedies we can help so few .....
     

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