By John and Tracy
Like everyone else, we are overwhelmed with sadness at the disaster that has taken place in Victoria over this last week, and want only to express our condolences and support for everyone affected.
There are practical ways of helping: you can donate money through various means, including the following (courtesy Sydney Morning Herald):
Red Cross Call 1800 811 700 or go to redcross.org.au
Salvation Army Call 137 258 or go to salvos.org.au
NAB relief fund call 136 622
and the Bendigo Bank and Australia Post Office here where we live are also accepting donations, so we assume that would be the case elsewhere too. Myer stores are apparently accepting donations, and some charities will take goods (clothing etc).