Here are Lake and Banks enjoying a dairy free ice cream in Santa Barbara just weeks ago:
I’ve had a fascination with SB ever since my childhood in Russia because of a famous soap opera of the same name.
But this post isn’t about any of that.
It’s about Australia.
As we were driving to SB, we witnessed a tiny snippet of the aftermath of the Californian bushfires.
It was so heartbreaking, so depressing.
My whole heart hurt for anyone that was part of the devastation.
And then Australia. OMG.
We have so many friends that live there. My sister in law lives there. Elliot and I lived there for almost a year ourselves!
Our kiwi friends are now posting pictures of what their skies look like in NZ because of the blaze in the atmosphere.
The smoke is so thick, it can be seen from space!
25 people already lost their lives.
An estimated 1 BILLION animals - gone!
2000 homes - destroyed!
The 2019 Californian wildfires were severe and vicious, but the size of Australian land burned is now over 80 times that. EIGHTY!!!!
There are 2,700 firefighters battling this war and many are volunteers.
And, worst of all is that the fire season in Australia is far from over with an estimated 8 weeks still ahead.
And, maybe worse still is that I feel so powerless and whatever I’ve recently donated feels so silly.
Then I asked the question on social media regarding how we can best help from afar and one comment remained with me ever since:
“Thank you for sharing our situation, please do not forget us in the months and years ahead as that is when we will need your support the most.”
I’m now reading updates about how recent rainfall gave relief to some areas but all I hear is the sad reality of the comment above.
And I really really want to do more!
So, until this Saturday 25th January, I’m holding a sale on all of my ebooks and physical book (The Uncook Book, which I will sign and send to anywhere in the world) and sending all proceeds to animal rescues that are working tirelessly to save the most helpless creatures.
My heart is broken.
I’m still undecided as to which animal rescue, so if you know of a small one that’s calling out for support, please let me know below in the comments section of this post.
Hopefully, together we can raise enough cash to send money to several.
Please please please donate!
Buy a book for yourself and your health!
Buy multiple books as gorgeous gifts!
Every penny of profits in this sale will go to Australia 💔
Here's the link again: