No matter where you are in the world, I’m sure you’ve heard about the awful disaster that befell residents of Northern Australia this January, 2011.
With little warning, Queensland rivers burst their banks as torrential rain lashed down to a far worse degree than had ever been seen before.
Not since 1974 had residents of this part of Australia seen Nature act with such unrelenting force.
Many people watched helplessly as their homes were literally washed away before their very eyes.
Lives were lost along with thousands of homes and lifetimes of possessions.
The Emergency Services of both Queensland and Victoria are to be congratulated for their heroic and conscientious efforts as they put into effect the kind of disaster contingency plans for which they train but hope never to have to enact.
Communities rallied around Australia and aid and support is being volunteered by friends and strangers alike.
If you would like to help these people in their hour of need, please send donations via the following web link:
It will take some time to rebuild.
Thank you for your support – every little bit helps.