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It feels like the end of days for some. My heart goes out.
My boys are isolated with my Mum at the family farm between Helidon and Gratham (the HOT spot) they are safe but have lost a lot. Members of my family have lost EVERYTHING. Some lives are lost too.
So while I was sitting here needing to do something I came up with an idea to begin a baked relief for our SES volunteers.
So last night through Twitter and Facebook I launched my Baked Relief hash tag and offers of baking help came flooding in.
These SES guys and girls are working hard through the night to make sandbags for preservation of homes.
I took up some supper to them last night at 11pm. Some I baked and some from people I had never met, only through twitter.
When I dropped off the baked relief the SES supervisor said "Really, you did this for us?" I was more touched that I have ever felt. They were so grateful.
Through my baked relief efforts other bloggers and friends and family have baked and delivered goods to the SES and our to the evacuation centers. And their lives have been touched too.
It has gone viral and I was contacted for a live interview on a Canberra radio station. They were touched too, by the work we are doing to bring cheer to this situation.
Here are a list of places to take baked goods.
Guyatt Park, Bryce Street, St Lucia
Botticelli Street Park, Botticelli Street, Fig Tree Pocket
Hawthorne Park, Cnr Park and Oak Street, East Brisbane
Perrin Park, Josling St, Taringa
Darra Works Depot, Shamrock Rd, Darra
Morningside Works Depot, Redfern Street, Morningside
Newmarket SES Depot, Wilston Rd, Newmarket (in carpark off Erneton Street)
Zillmere Works Depot, Jennings Street, Zillmere
Stafford Works Depot, Turner Road, Kedron
James Drysdale Reserve, Cnr Jinker Track & Bunya Road, Bunya
208-224 First Avenue, Bongaree
27 Wararba Drive, Caboolture
24 Old Bay Road
3 Woonara Drive
CONTACT SES HERE to check other locations
If you can get there safely, please take some cheer to these hard workers. It will mean a lot.
Well I am off to bake another batch, boil some drinking water and eat some fruit while I still have some because I don't think I will be eating fresh fruit and veg for a while.
Also, you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like contact me direct.
Update 13 Jan 10am: My children and mum are still stuck in Lockyer Valley, no electricty, no milk, running out of food. Hopefully they will be out soon!
What can you bake?
They love brownies (cut them into little pieces to go further) piklets, scones... that comfort style food that makes you think of home!
Walk them around to the troops, they dont always get time for a break... you will hear "Thank you" hundreds of times over.
Also, we can direct our support to evac centers now too... lets bring spread our cheer EVERYWHERE!
"This might break our hearts, but it will not break our will" Anna Bligh 11/1/11
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