Bushfire tragedy

Bushfires in Victoria have killed over 100 people, and the toll is still climbing. It’s the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history.

We’re just stunned. Yesterday morning we’d heard that 25 were killed and we could hardly believe it. When the newsreader said the toll could be as high as 40 it seemed impossible. Before bed last night it was about 80 and we were shocked. As I write, it’s at 108. 108 lives lost. Incomprehensible.

We hope our friends in Victoria are safe. We’ll be making a donation to the relief fund, and hoping hard that the worst of it is over, though obviously the worst is just beginning for the families of all those lost.

If you’re looking to help out, the four major banks (Commonwealth, Westpac, National Australia Bank, ANZ) and the Bendigo Bank are all accepting donations and have committed to sending all of the donations directly to those affected.

ETA: The death toll now stands at over 130. What a day 😦


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