This post isn’t about fashion, it’s about people coming together because of a devastating disaster. I currently live in Western Australia in the beautiful Southwest where we have all been effected by these devastating fires….
The fires of Waroona are still blazing, Heros and tireless volunteers work round the clock to provide comfort to what is a leveling fire. The blaze has turned the town of Yarloop into ash, there are reports of four missing people and two found bodies. Firefighters around the country of Australia are working towards containing this massive fire that has shut down the two major highways the connect the SouthWest of Western Australia to its capital city of Perth.
The effects are beyond just lost pets, burned horses, homeless people, even diary farms south of the blazes are having to dump thousands of liters of milk because the tankers cannot get to the farms to pick up the produced milk!
This massive fire has even created its own weather! A rare occurrence, massive fires like this can change weather! The heat mixed with the atmosphere, smoke and other factors created rain storms and a change in wind!
People from everywhere have come out to donate items and money to help this major disaster. People have stopped what they are doing in their lives just to turn around and see how they can help. There are people looking for lost pets in safe areas that were effected by the fire as it blew through. People are taking in horses and taking care of them and posting pictures on Facebook to find their owners. People are opening up their farms for people to evacuate to.
The great thing about Western Australia is that almost every major little country town has an equestrian centre with permanent pens- They have been opened to all that need to evacuate. Pony Club Moms, leaders of Polocrosse Clubs, Campdraft Clubs, Equestrian Groups have posted their cell phones as a point of contact, organized hay, water buckets, everything that is needed for evacuees to just arrive and rest. Vets are volunteering their services around the clock to help with wildlife, livestock and pets.
Its really a remarkable outpouring of support to these flattening fires.
I have donated boots for people who left in a hurry that don’t have proper shoes to wear to go back to their properties and survey the damage.
I am also donating 35% of proceeds from Sales on my Etsy site. If you’ve liked my items that I make and thought about buying something, please think about it now as the sale will help these victims.
Proceeds with goes towards medical & equipment supplies of effected horses from these fires.
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