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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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    And this is why I'm proud to be an Aussie. The response here has been amazing. Good on you and your company!
     
  2. livinoz

    livinoz Great White

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    For sure.This is way beyond politics.
     
  3. NZarathustra

    NZarathustra Barracuda

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    While I'm waiting for my stupid GMail to load, I was reading a bit more about these fires. I can't even imagine the devastation you're experiencing right now. Something like 901,000 acres... that's 1407 square miles. If every square inch of both Oahu and Maui were burned, it would still not equal 1407 square miles.

    I can't even wrap my head around that.

    I'll be on the Australian Red Cross site Friday morning before I go to work. You've got mates across the water and a good bit of land as well. And, as always, Victoria is in my thoughts.
     
  4. SelkieDVM

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    I lost two family members and eveything that I owned to a fire 15 years ago. It taught me how important the people in your life are. I really feel for those affected. Take care.
     
  5. apertyx

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    I've been back and forth to Australia for 5 years now and consider it my second home. To add insult to injury, now there are NEW fires allegedly set by arsonists. And that's not even adding in the flooding in the FNQ. My heart goes out to you, mates - and my money to the Aussie Red Cross.

    Hopefully ALL Canadians will join me...
     
  6. livinoz

    livinoz Great White

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    Thank you, it's really appreciated, every dollar counts. It's beyond our comprehension too. :depressed:

    I'm so sorry for your losses, and thank you very much for your kind sentiments. You of all people will know how our survivors are feeling.

    Thank you. We need all the help we can get here to rebuild.

    And they arrested two suspects today.
     
  7. Sas

    Sas Solo Diver

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    Hey liv, thanks for starting this thread, hopefully a lot of people can help out.
     
  8. livinoz

    livinoz Great White

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    Thanks Sas.


    I keep hoping they will.
     
  9. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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  10. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    What we have seen in the firestorms here in SoCal is that people you do not even know, go to absolutely incredible lengths to help you and others ..... community knows no bounds, or boarders

    Donated ... Thank you for the thread Liv :hugs:
     

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