It was 1 week ago today that we started experiencing the devastation of the Victorian bushfires. Since then, Australians have rallied in true blue fashion, all around the world, to dig deep and give to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
In a time like this, I am very proud of being an Aussie.
Giving Generously To The Red Cross Bushfire Appeal
Many of us have already made a monetary donation to the Red Cross, or other charitable outlets, to assist the victims of this tragedy. Many more have donated clothes and material to help people get back on track in their live’s. When I say “Give Generously To The Bushfire Appeal”, I don’t necessarily mean money. There are many ways you can contribute.
Share a thought for the victims.
Be grateful for the survivors.
Learn from this experience so we can prevent future disasters.
Thank the volunteer firefighters, the Police, army and everyone who pitched in and is still doing so to help.
Realise that some issues in our live’s are petty and let go of them. A situation like this wakes us up and makes us understand there are more important things in life than petty issues.
And much, much more…
Another Reason To Donate To The Red Cross
I could go on forever, but I wont. I will leave you with one final reason why we should dig deep and donate money, clothes and/or help to charitable organisations like the Red Cross and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal:
We, the people who did not lose life, family, homes, animals or had our world turned upside down, have been given a choice. A choice of helping the people in need. Some people do not get that choice. Let me explain:
There are hundreds of people out there, normal people like you and me, that are seriously affected by this traumatic experience. They would trade anything, I mean ANYTHING, to get back life the way it was. Material possessions matter not to someone who has lost a loved one. I, for one, would give anything to reverse such a situation. My point is: The victims did not get that choice. The choice of donation rather than loss of life…
So the question is: How much would you give to reverse that situation if it was you?
And to anyone that read this that have been affected by the bushfires, my sincere condolences go out to you all for any loss you have had. I have suffered in my own way and feel the hurt. I have personally donated to the cause and have been touched by the way Aussies have rallied across the world to help the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal i.e. Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban donated $500,000. Likewise, other nations have helped us too. I am grateful for this.
Thank you all. Today, I am very proud to be an Aussie…
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P.S. Some people were upset that I published the amount I donated to the Red Cross on Tueday this week. Here is why I did it: By raising the awareness of an amount, other ‘marketers’ are wanting to match that amount and better it. It created a bit of competitiveness and upmanship – and if that is what it takes – then great! There are many people out there that have Millions of dollars to spare and are NOT digging into their (somewhat selfish) pockets while battlers are sharing generously. I pride myself in charitable causes and making that public will only improve charity donations and make us a more generous society.
I have given and I will keep doing so. 😉