Friday, March 13, 2009

Non-Raffle to Aid Red Cross

The February 2009 Victorian Bushfires are a series of wildfires that began burning across the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday, February 7, 2009. These devastating fires have resulted in more than 210 deaths, Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. More than 500 others have been injured. Police estimate that the number of people still missing may number over 30. The fires have destroyed at least 2,029 homes, 3,500 structures in total, and damaged thousands more. Many towns northeast of the state capital of Melbourne have been badly damaged or almost completely destroyed. The fires have left an estimated 7,500 people homeless. (Information from Splitcoaststampers.)

Splitcoaststampers is once again reaching out to help---they are having a "non-raffle" to help collect donations for the Red Cross. For every $5 USD you donate to this worthy cause from now until March 25, your name will be entered into a drawing to win one of several awesome prizes donated by our fellow stampers and favorite companies. And you can feel even better knowing that 100% of your donation goes directly to the Red Cross. Winners will be announced on March 28 on Splitcoaststampers!

You can check out the wonderful prize gallery HERE!

You can donate HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa Hjulberg said...


Thanks again for your very generous prize donation and support of the Victorian Bushfires Appeal non-raffle. With the kindness and generosity of folks like you helping get the word out, we're bound to raise lots of money for the fire victims!


Sandy Knecht said...

This is a nice idea. I made a donation. Thank you.