Mum has found it hard to watch the bushfires in Australia this week. It has broken her heart to think of all the people and animals of this wonderful country who have suffered so much. It almost feels too overwhelming to watch the news, and the fires still are continuing in may states. So mum might give herself a little break from news this weekend - so much of it is distressing and sad. Has it always been this bad? Mum wonders if she has just become more sensitive over the years. There is so much to worry about, the state of the world, fires, wars and the royal family breaking apart.
Mum went out tonight with her besties for a birthday dinner, but rather than spend money at the weekend she is going to try not to spend too much money and make a donation to help out the Australians. She read this article about an Adelaide school turned into a Koala Hospital, where veterinarians and volunteers are helping to treat Koalas who have suffered in the fires, and once well release them back into the bush in unaffected areas. They have a go fund me page where you can donate to help them assist these beautiful creatures. If you are wondering how you could help, this would be a place to start.
Mum has also helped this week by donating to the Australian Red Cross and to the Australian Wildlife Rescue Fund. She was not able to give much but every small donation helps add up. For the price of a coffee and a piece of cake it might be enough to help provide some help to our Aussie neighbors.