News.com.au (February 8, 2009) (UPDATED February 9, 2009)
"AT least 65 people are dead in the bushfires ripping through Victoria, in a disaster which has eclipsed the state's Ash Wednesday devastation of two decades ago.
"Authorities are continuing a grim search for more bodies as horrific eyewitness accounts emerge from devastated communities. It was estimated at least 640 homes had been lost - 550 of them in the Kinglake area...."
"Raging Australia bushfires kill at least 65"
CNN (February 8, 2009)
" (CNN) -- The death toll from the wildfires in southeastern Australia rose to 65 as scores of firefighters continued to battle the flames, police said Sunday.
"Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced the creation of an Aust $10 million relief fund to help immediately assist the more than 600 families that have lost homes to the blaze...."
Obviously, this is a very bad situation. 600 families burned out of their homes, 65 bodies found so far, and some survivors have very serious burns.
Just a Suggestion: but These People Could Use HelpFirst, and this is just a suggestion: pray.
The Australian news service I quoted wrote:
"Donations for those affected are being accepted by the National Australia Bank and Bendigo Bank.
"The Australian Red Cross is accepting blood donations...."
Unless you're in or near Australia's Victoria, donating blood may not be practical.
Thanks to the Internet, though, if you're reading this, you can reach those banks: