This will be the more personal journey of my Baked Relief travels, saving the website for the strategy and planning and direction.
I need somewhere to document my feelings and the other things which are happening in my life, as my blog did previously.
So there you go! What a ride it has been and its great to have so many people supporting my cause.
Now, so much of the things just 'happen' because of a wonderful team of volunteers which work together to achieve much more than I could have as one person.
I have met so many people during this time, and the hearing the stories of survival in Grantham will stay with me forever. These people could have easily died. I didn't understand until I got there and saw the destruction. And the comment from one survivor "If the water came while we were sleeping, we would have all died" and the little boy who said to stop from downing, "I just held onto the thing in the shower where the water comes out" (he meant the shower rose) That really shook me up.
These people are the inspirations in this story. They are the heros. It is my job to make them feel that.
So see the blog if you would like to know more about the ins and outs of Baked Relief, which I am continuing to work on full time (leave from work) for another month. I am so pleased about that, so much to be done, but a good chunck of time to do it.
On Australia Day at Suncorp Stadum. We had such a great morning together!
At this very moment I remember feeling this HUGE burst of pride to be Australian.
To be able to spread my message on the Today Show as part of the Australia Day celebrations is a huge highlight for me.
From that interview Baked Relief received enough money to provide another 25 Essentials Boxes to families!