Extend a Helping Hand

January 6, 2011 § 2 Comments

About the Cause

Extend a Helping Hand is an event put together by Sanura Sakai to raise funds for the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal. The aim is to provide support and assistance to those Queenslanders affected by the recent massive flooding.

The flooding has already affected 22 towns, as of January 1st, and has forced many from their homes. It has had a devastating effect on many people’s lives and livelihoods. An area larger than Germany and France combined has been affected by the flood-waters, and the impact will still be felt for some time to come.

Just to give you some idea about the effect of the floods, here are some pictures of her own home-town of Bundaberg, visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Bundy-Floods-2010/176597162370872?v=photos

To read more about the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal, to which all funds raised by this event will go, please visit http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/. You can also donate directly, if you so desire, through the information provided on that site.

To provide complete transparency to this process, transaction history for all donations will be provided at the close of the event at http://katjohnston.com. Kat Johnston is the real life name of Sanura Sakai, who will be running the event.

The Quick Details

The Extend a Helping Hand Market will be held from January 11th through to January 31st, though donation vendors and donation booths may be available sooner at individual stores across the grid – the Market is a central area for the event, but I’m hoping that people will participate in their own mainstores and other locations also. Money raised will be donated to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal to assist those affected by the Queensland floods.

You can join the Extend a Helping Hand Subscription Group to keep updated for the duration of the event, and to receive notifications when vendors release new donation items.

The location of the Market can be found here

A regularly updated list of stores and their landmarks will be available at http://katjohnston.com once people have set up a donation item or donation booth.

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