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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2009, 10:28:49 pm »
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Quote from: Valkyrie on February 12, 2009, 01:21:21 pm   


That's no fun at all.  I remember what a mess hurricaine Katrina was over here.
The inspirational part tho is how much everybody pitched in to help.
At work we did a bake sale and also took calls for the Red Cross. 
It's a good chance to get creative on fund raising.  And ultimately those that help will restore one's faith in humanity (As opposed to the disapointment
you must feel over the arsonists.)

Keep us posted.  And I'm happy to hear the prayers have been answered as far as the fires getting under control.

^^^  Yes Emily, most of the fires are under control now, but there are still blazes burning in some areas. 

Also, there are thousands of homeless people and injured animals to care for, and thankfully the Salvation Army, Red Cross and other selfless volunteers are doing a brilliant job of keeping everyone fed and clothed in makeshift "tent cities". 

Like with Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, the Red Cross has just done an outstanding job!   So far their fundraising appeal has raised over $63 MILLION in less than a week, which is FANTASTIC for a little country of only 22 million people, and this isn't counting  money still being raised by schools and businesses.  Gives me faith in humanity.









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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2009, 12:37:40 am »
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Oh that beautiful Koala bear just kills me! The poor sweetie
He can come live here with me if he wants
What a nice animal...and so approachable too for a wild critter.
I can't believe he's holding hands...er paws..and drinking
out of that water.  He must be so out of sorts!  Are they always
that comfortable around humans?
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2009, 02:52:39 am »
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I was just thinking the koala is so cute too. Yeah are they usually that friendly round people or is it just scared
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2009, 04:56:08 am »
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I saw that Koala on the news yesterday - didn't the firemen save him from the blaze? It's amazing the amount of money that's been raised - it does restore your faith a little bit, doesn't it? The first photo there, Gem, shows how huge the blazes were - I had no idea they were that massive!  Best wishes for Australia.
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2009, 09:48:02 am »
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very sad thing...

i'm glad that most fired  places are under controlled now..hope all those homeless people and poor animals be save and find a safe place..

i'm also glad that there are a lot of people who help and collaborate in this hard time...

my pray to those people  ... And god give Australia the peace and prosperity
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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2009, 09:27:36 pm »
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I found some more footage of that Koala bear if anybody is interested.
It was a girl bear evidently and they named her Sam.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008730848_koala11.html

http://www.news-press.com/article/20090212/NEWS01/90212007/1075

One of these links has a video of her too.
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2009, 07:49:16 am »
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Thanks guys

No, Koalas are usually nocturnal animals, so to see a wild one out in daylight and so approachable means that the poor thing was feeling really really bad at the time...

"Sam" the female Koala pictured above was tired, thirsty and suffering burns to her paws which have since been treated.
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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2009, 08:34:17 am »
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I saw this news last night.I am sorry for victims.I hope,everything is better now and more ppl won't die ! ...
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Wow that just breaks my heart about that poor little Koala bear.  She's so beautiful..and so sad   Glad she's doing better now though.  I know it's devastating for all the people involved too but the Koala piccie is just one of those things that "hits home".
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I knew I loved Orlando Bloom for a reason (okay, many reasons, hehe ) ...

According to TORn, Orli helped man the phones during a bushfire relief Telethon on Oz TV last week.  What a guy!  

Orli on Oz TV
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thats so nice of him, thanks for the link
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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2009, 12:25:08 am »
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WOW!!! That is the coolest thin ever! Talk about an answered prayer.

Imagine calling up just to help with the brushfires and getting to talk to Orlando Bloom! 
Absolutely wonderful. 
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I knew I loved Orlando Bloom for a reason (okay, many reasons, hehe ) ...

According to TORn, Orli helped man the phones during a bushfire relief Telethon on Oz TV last week.  What a guy!  

Orli on Oz TV

woah, that is so cool! thats so nice of him to do that. wow, very weird that orli was helping out. omg, its awesome!
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« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2009, 01:01:16 pm »
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Thanks for the link Gem - I read that somewhere last Saturday and thought it was lovely of him.  I heard he went out there to visit his girlfriend for Valentine's Day and he got involved when he heard of the extent of the damage.
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« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2009, 07:17:06 pm »
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That's right Jen, it's like Mary says... Orlando's girlfriend Miranda is from here, so while he was visiting they decided to lend a helping hand.

Other celebs who gave their time included Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe... along with countless everyday folks of course.  We applaud them all!
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