Can you believe it has been 11 months since the first flooding began in Queensland and almost 10 months since the tragedy in Grantham and the many homes destroyed in South East Queensland?
This has changed the lives of many. Touching many people. Altering my life forever.
The wonderful volunteers who helped in all aspects of these floods are heroes!
With the generous hearts of so many we have shipped more than 1500 brand new cookbooks and 2000 pre loved cookbooks to those who have been flood affected and helped them to get cooking again. These cookbooks have made their way as far as Darwin (where flood waters washed away houses too) and Christchurch to assist Baked Relief NZ volunteers with recipes!
Also, the eagerness of Schools, 612ABC Brisbane and individuals to assist, more than $20,000 worth of brand new winter PJs made their way around South East Queensland, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Oakey warming families from the cold of winter while the rebuilding commenced for many.
This is a fantastic achievement!
I have met so many wonderful people and some inspiring people who have brought tears to my eyes. One of those was Craig Michaels who founded Connected Relief.
The day I finally got around to visiting the warehouse in Banyo I kicked myself for not getting there sooner. That was after I spent 30 mins holding in the tears in awe of what this one amazing person has built through a vision and the support of (again) amazing volunteers.
Right then and there I knew I wanted to be more involved with Connected. I knew Craig and his team shared the core values of Baked Relief.
Baked Relief + Connected Relief = Together we can achieve more.
Please go to Connected Relief’s website HERE to see how you can help and follow them on Twitter @connectedrelief