Time for action
What a difference a day makes. Many thousands of Victorians did not have a good weekend. They now face the devastation of bush fires that swept the State on Saturday in extraordinarily hot weather, fuelled by gale force winds. Whole townships have been destroyed, and many, many lives lost. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed and hopeless.
This is a real test for us as a community – whatever that term means to you. It’s an opportunity for those of us who can, to do something.
Support family and friends, neighbours and strangers. Here’s some resources to help.
For those of us lucky enough to avoid disaster THIS time, continue to build our individual, family and neighbourhood resilience.
Donate our expertise. I’m working on how to coordinate this for facilitators. It’s too early for facilitation to make a difference. Right now people need to grieve, and need emergency support, somewhere to stay, clothes to wear, food and someone to hug. Over the next few weeks and months we can help with community building. If you’d like to donate any expertise you have please leave a comment.