Over the weekend Victoria has been devastated by horrifying bushfire.
Worse than Black Friday, worse than Ash Wednesday.
Around the state at least 131 people have died, countless victims injured and around 750 homes destroyed.
In conjunction with the Victorian State and Australian Federal Government, the Red Cross has launched the Victorian Bushfires Appeal 2009 to assist individuals and communities affected.
If you are able, please donate to this appeal here: Red Cross donation
Not forgetting that the current fire situation has left a disastrous impact on our wildlife, including the loss of at least two wildlife shelters to the fires.
Donations are desperately needed to help save the animals.
To donate to the Wildlife Victoria's Urgent Bushfire Appeal 2009 please do so here: Wildlife donation
Prayers and thoughts go out to those affected.