PAGE UPDATED: 3 March
Yep, you read right, we are in NZ. Why? Because we are ANZACS!
We are working with a few organisations / people on the ground and Global Care will be playing a big part for drop off locations too.
The Great Sunday Bake Off was a HUGE success raising $16,000!
To see photos of this event and how it all went go here http://www.thegreatsundaybakeoff.org/
The next Bake Off Event is the Great Kiwi Bake off on Monday 7 March
See details on their facebook page
UC Student Volunteer Army, Christchurch
15,000+ strong team working on all sorts of relief while also baking up a storm for rescue volunteers & families. Look at their facebook page to learn how to help.
Facebook page is here http://www.facebook.com/#!/StudentVolunteerArmy?sk=info
Christchurch Baking Army
WHO/WHERE TO DELIVER TO?
1. Burnside High School 700 people.(BURNSIDE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING FOOD DONATIONS FOR LEGAL REASONS)
2. Pioneer Recreation and Sports Centre; 75 Lyttelton Street, Somerfield.
3. SALVATION ARMY Linwood is accepting food donations.
4. Harewood Retirement Home/ A retirement home near you.
5. 9-10am UCSA Carpark for the UC VOLUNTEER ARMY.
6.Halberg St PARK in Dallington at 10am For the ARISE CHURCH VOLUNTEERS
7. Rangiora- car park of Chevier Centre (next to the Catholic Church), 41 Victoria Street
Txt 021979679 If you want to deliver your baking to 65 Applefield Court, Northwood.See More
Howdy Neighbour Project
Karen is looking for about 5 other (other than Tauranga) cities to take on a ‘Howdy Neighbour’ delivery of baking to the workers getting Christchurch back on their feet,
The idea is to do it once a week for about 6 weeks (1 city per week) starting early April
She needs co-ordinators if you know of people who might like to take it on?
She has the blue print and all the contacts etc all ready to go … so its easy !
Following are a list of things which worked really well during the Qld Floods last month.
- No whole cakes please. Also, refrain from using icing as it can become messy.
- Slices and biscuits are the best.
- Have everything wrapped in individual portions (perfect for muddy/dirty hands)
- Cold small juice packs have been REALLY well received!
- Fruit is KING. Wash and wrap an apple in gladwrap and take them down and hand them out.
- Brownies are ALWAYS a favorite.
- Make some ham and cheese breadrolls, pop them into a zip lock bag with a paper napkin inside and there is a lunch set and ready to go.
- Throw a big smile on your face and tell them you are bringing Baked Relief to help them keep going.
DONT UNDERESTIMATE HOW MUCH THIS MEANS TO PEOPLE!
If you are on the ground in Chch and can help, or know someone who can help with large scale coordinating or has coordinated an event or movement, please put them in contact with me so I can promote.
Try not to contact / email these groups for guidance as I know how hard it can get with keeping up with getting back to people. I have just heard from one of the groups that he is taking 200 phone calls per day. Please just use the information here and on their sites and run with it. That will mean the most to everyone and get the job done fast and effectively
In Australia and want to help?
- Host a bake sale
- Donate money for ingredients, supplies, fruit. to one of the projects
- Spread the word to those you know in NZ and via twitter and facebook.
Stay safe everyone. We are thinking and praying for you!