Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
The Before Story, Night of Fire, The Aftermath & The Recovery.
Stories are done by Lyn Gunter, John De Maria, Peter Bryne & John Burgess.
Well worth to look at very informative and explains how it was, how we have come so far and the ongoing recovery.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Patchwork Quilters around Around, New Zealand & USA have been making quilts as gifts for people affected by the recent fires.
If fire-affected people would like a quilt please give your name & contact details to Anne at Patchwork Connections in Healesville. ph 5962 4256
Delivery of quilts can be arranged, by contacting Glenys 0414 363 928
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
It is a real inspiration to see the community banding together and making the gardens better than they were before. Many of the people in the video below lost all they had yet still worked tirelessly to get the gardens back.
Flowerdale Primary School has entered the School Garden Awardss and we wish all involved the best of luck in the awards.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
"Johnny and the Weasels" expresses the frustration felt in the Community by the slow process of recovery.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The main priorities identified were for canned food, for both human and pet consumption, and for summer clothing. There are other close resources and facilities to source these requirements from, and the lack of available funding to keep the portables functional at the Hub in Flowerdale, will mean closure of material aid in Flowerdale.
Alternatives for food, if you are experiencing difficult times is available through Berry Street which is provided by the Community House.
All other material aid assistance can be accessed via the following:
- Case Managers (especially for large items such as fridges/couches etc)
- Moya White, VBRRA Donations Co-ordinator has vouchers on offer (see her at the hub to discuss)
- Pheasant Creek Warehouse provides clothing and other items.
- Salvation Army – Whittlesea
- St Vincents DePaul - Whittlesea
The community bus would be available to transport people/s to various other places to access aid (see Leanne Pleash, DHS at the hub).
After all was considered and discussed the material aid centre will close in Flowerdale on 30th September due the high costs of keeping the portables operational.
Please access and utilise this service before the 30th September.