~ February ~
This one was higher than the last two and left Roma a disaster area.
The life of an amazing, vibrant, loved local woman was taken by the raging water even as her children were rescued from her car. As I sat cut of in my home hearing about what was going on in town, I knew I had to do something. I googled Baked Relief (remembering about the baking women did in Brisbane during the clean up) and contacted the woman behind that idea. She gave me lots of ideas and I started a facebook page to coordinate my team of bakers.
We baked like crazy people! The Lion's club got involved providing the makings for sandwiches. We packed food into eskys and I sent out cars to different parts of town - with colour coded maps to ensure that each street received some relief in the form of baked goods and water.
That's Life story on me and our Baked Relief effort.
Local paper story about our baking.
The devastating pictures.
Country Life Story
Local paper stories
I was so proud and am still so proud of what we accomplished. A group of women who couldn't get out to help clean houses for a variety of reasons who spent their time baking to help their community! It was a priviledge to know and work with these women.