~PLEASE CHECK LATEST POSTS FOR CURRENT NEEDS AND DIRECTIONS~
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
@digellabakes with hashtag #bakedrelief
BREAKING NEWS::: Baked Relief has gone INTERNATIONAL on LONDON TV! And SKY News HERE!
If you want to help but cant bake or live far away, you can give towards ingredients for my helpers to cook and bake more and more over the coming weeks. Go HERE to give
Here is South East Qld we are moving to Phase 2 of this crisis - The clean up!
#1 Community Support
It you live near an affected area take your Baked Relief and some hand sanitizer down to the clean up crew! THEY WILL THANK YOU!
There are small communities setting up working bees around Brisbane and if you can find out where they are, take a table down there and set up some treats, this will sure bring a smile to their faces.
Some lollies for the kids, some fruit and cordial will all be very much appreciated!
#2 Clean Up Hubs Launch & Drop Off Locations
Clean up has begun. These are the locations being set up. Please remember tomorrow is the official DAY 1 of BAKED RELIEF. But they have started cleaning today, so check out what you can do. And check back here or on twitter for latest updates. NOTE: Take hand sanitizer with you, we dont want Volunteers to get sick!
YERONGA - 200-250 people today (Friday) cleaning up The Esplande, Yeronga, down by the river. Need food, drinks and this will be ongoing. Please help!
WEST END - Cnr Melbourne and Boundry Streets (table set up from Sat AM)
BULIMBA - Oxford Street
FAIRFIELD - Cnr Fairfeild and Venner Roads (best access via Ipswich road then Venner Road)
SHERWOOD - Johnstone Street
ROSALIE - Near shops, not sure exact location at this stage.
Through twitter I have also learned of these two locations for drop off to get to the SES and volunteers:
Nexus office: 151 Flockton, Everton Park by 5pm Friday or btwn 7-8am Saturday
Citypointe Church, Wecker Road, Carindale.
#3 Volunteering Queensland
This team of people are working hard and long to take calls for volunteers for the clean up. They are taking one call every few seconds from a small office in Brisbane CBD. They are working SOOO hard.
Through the Brisbane Food Bloggers group on twitter have coordinated hot home cooked meals for them over the weekend. THIS IS FANTASTIC!
If you can bake a morning tea / afternoon tea style food for 20-25 people and drop into Brisbane CBD, please contact me. Please also shoot me an email of any Baked Relief you have provided, I love hearing of the difference we are making, it keeps me going on hardly any sleep!
Love is kindness with its work boots on! (or is it gum boots? ;)
Words of Support for Baked Relief
to a wonderful girl who gave us homemade scones when we were cleaning a flooded house in new farm: thankyou, you made our day! #bakedrelief
I've never heard so many adults yell out 'cookie'! #bakedrelief
Volunteering Qld office sooo happy to see REAL FOOD! they have some vegos, dairy and gluten free there too. #bakedrelief
People just keep coming to my door to donate food and drink for tomorrow!! so amazing!!! #bakedrelief
From Mark Creyton, Manager, Volunteering Queensland Inc.:
Wow !!! Danielle I think this evenings meal will be a highlight of the week for us – the sweet food in the morning was also awesome. Can you pass on our thanks M
We personally took the stuff to the people of West End and New Farm. We had steed capped wellos donated by my husband's work and myself, my 13 year old son and his mate braved the goop and made so many people realise that they are not forgotten.
Hi there - I have a friend in Brisbane who was at a loss as to what she could do, but now is totally focussed, thanks to your blog and fantastic idea - if only I was closer I would be baking 24/7! - hopefully you/me & others can spread the word and help those that are in need! We live outside of Tenterfield in northern NSW and were flooded out of home for the week - but are grateful for the support, beds and home cooked meals we were provided while waiting to get back home. There is nothing like a home cooked meal and your own bed!!
I am getting approx 200 emails + tweets + Facebook messages every day. Dont get sad if I dont respond straight away. I am doing the best I can and I value everyone!
Saturday afternoon High Tea @ Milton Park
15 hours ago