In the last few days we've witnessed the devastating bushfires in Victoria which have tragically taken a lot of lives and affected so many more. The flags on the Sydney Harbour Bridge are flying at half mast as the death toll climbs past 170. That number is expected to continue to increase as it's predicted that the worst of the fires are yet to come. Already more than 700 homes have been destroyed and many people are injured.
The Australian Red Cross appeal is asking for donations of money and blood, have a look at their website or call 1800 811 700. Please do what you can to help. Meet Me at Mikes blog also has a list of other donations you can contribute.
Australia's Greatest Natural Disaster
10 February 2009
Image Source: ABC News