Yes, I think Megan and Lisa are right, it's better to send money right now - the needs are immediate. I've been to the Red Cross site and donated and also found this great blog, thanks to Dale. http://beyondpinkandblue.blogspot.com/
They are sending comfort packs to the little ones who have lost everything and must be so bewildered. You can send materials to be made up into bags, or order on their secure site and they will send packs of brand new stuff on your behalf. I've ordered a baby pack and a couple of toddler packs. Such a great idea and they have suppliers donating stuff, too. Makes one feel a little less helpless - but not much.
Oh, Jen - it sounds awful. We are doing the praying for rain thing (but not for Queensland!).
My Sydney son is a geologist - consultant on water schemes and, although Sydney based, often travels around Gyppsland, Lakes Entrance etc. He's not the world's best at keeping in touch when he's on his travels so we were a bit worried. He's been in touch and is safe in Sydney, thank God.
i see that Horsham has been affected - we did the Forum there a while ago and loved the area.
Does anyone know my friend Karen Coldrey, from Melbourne? I've lost her email address and need to know that her and the family are OK.
I've been working very hard but it doesn't seem right to put any pics up while it is all so awful for our mates over there.