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Flood Relief Help

Posted in 'Organising' on January 29, 2013
If you are like many people who want to help out with the flood relief but don't know what to do, there are plenty of options for you. 

Baked Relief

Jump into the kitchen and do some baking for the volunteers and workers who are out in the field. More info can be found on the Baked Relief Facebook page or or Digella's blog. Many of the SES sandbagging areas are winding up now, but there are still plenty of mud army workers, Energex crews, Firies, Ambos and Police who are working really long shifts in you local streets. Even if you can't bake, stop off at Coles or Woolies on the way home and pick up some pre baked goods. Alternatively, in this humid hot weather, a slab of water bottles would be greatly appreciated.

Adopt a Wash

Do you have electricity and a working washing machine? This community page has been set up to help flood affected homes and businesses who are in need of some help with washing or those in the community who do not currently have access to a working washing machine or electricity. If you can help, they are currently compiling a database of contact information on their Facebook page.

GIVIT

GIVIT is a web based philanthropic community where people donate items or time to people in need. They are a targeted giing service that finds new lives for your unwanted items with worthy recipients. GIVIT is officially endorsed by the Qld Dept of Community Safety as the way to donate items directly to those affected by the floods. More information can be found on their Facebook page or the GIVIT website
 
How to Make Oil of Cloves 

Oil of cloves is great for killing mould spores. It can be bought from the chemist. Although at the moment it may be difficult to find as people try to get rid of the mould that will soon arrive after all this rain. It is quite easy to make your own. 

2 dozen cloves 
1tbsp methyolated spirits 
20 tbsps boiling water

Grind the clove buds in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder. Add the metho and grind until it becomes a paste.(Make sure to wash very well with hot soapy water afterwards). Add the boiling water and let it steep overnight in a bowl or bottle. The next day, strain through muslin (or a clean chux). Pour into a spray bottle and voila!



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