… blogging from a virtual world
A time of need
I can’t begin to tell you the emotions rushing through me at the moment as I watch images on television of what is going on around me. And in the last couple of days this has become very literal and very real. I continue to watch the stories in shock of what has happened to towns and most especially the people as my part of the world goes under in brown murky muddy swelling torrents of water washing away everything in its part without mercy.
Right now its relentless.
The last news update states that Nine people have tragically lost their lives, another 15 are gravely feared for in addition to another 66 that are currently unaccounted for. Some of our Family live Far North and also west of us and only today I heard that my Father in Law & his Wife were in Toowoomba an hour before a flash flood ripped through the town without warning and changed the lives of so many for ever more. I gasped and couldn’t believe just how fortunate we have been to still have these people in our lives and I strongly believe that of all the tragedy and chaos that is currently going on what each and every Queenslander who can walk away from is the strength and unity and the value of the people who mean something to our lives.
To date we have been pretty fortunate but our luck is just about to run out. The house that we used to live in on the other side of town, which we currently rent out is about to flood. My husband works over that way and would have stayed to help the Tenant out except for the fact that if he had of, he would not be with me right now.
And for both of us during this time, there is no place we would rather be then together giving each other the strength and courage and support to face what may be ahead of us tomorrow. The last time that house flooded was over 35 years ago and since that time we have always been told that 74 was a one in 100 year occurence and would never happen again in my lifetime.
Truly, honestly, I’m dumbfounded by whats going on.
We are currently ‘relatively’ safe where we now live, however it is across from a park with a creek flowing through it that I have seen elevated considerably only a couple of months ago, our current house is built up quite a bit so if the floodwaters rise the worst that could probably happen to us is the roads will flood and block us in for a day or so. Its currently 10.30pm and for now I am lucky enough to say that I should be able to go to work tomorrow and life should continue on fairly normally for me.
But this is not the case for so many of my fellow Queenslanders & they need your help.
Kat Johnston, who is also known as Sanu Sakai in Second Life has so generously devoted her time to bring together many wonderful designers who have graciously offered to donate some or all of the proceeds of the sale of some of their goods to help raise funds for those who are not as fortunate as myself.
The Extend a Helping Hand Market & Fundraiser Event will be operating from now until the 31st of January and the money you contribute towards it will make a real difference to the many people so tragically affected by this.
I’m wearing a couple of Items that I picked up today from the Extend a Helping Hand Market (EaHH Market) which has vendor boards set up for you to purchase goods or simply just to donate what you can.
GLASSES: Berries Inc silly goggles – Free! ❤
PIERCING: Jetdoll Septum/Labret/Monroe on mouth
JACKET: The Secret Store – Bow-Lero – Jacket
SHOES: [DOCS-V2] 8 HOLE – F – Black [Left] – meadow
NEWSPAPER: -RC- RC Cluster Newspaper Umbrella – available on the Marketplace
TAKEN USING: VR Foundry Studio
Everyone can make a difference.