Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sam The Koala

While the bushfires still rage throughout my beloved home state, it really hasn't made me feel like updating this blog. I think the whole of Victoria knows someone personally who's been caught up in the fires or knows someone who knows someone who's involved. Thankfully I don't know anyone personally who was caught in the fires, those I know who do live in that area had the common sense to flee and thankfully their house still stands, it's a shame the same can't be said for the 210 who have lost their lives and the thousands of homes that have been destroyed.

In what's been a pretty tragic couple of weeks for everyone, I look forward to the daily dose of Sam. For anyone who's been living under a rock, Sam is the world's most famous koala, and she rose to fame as the face of the animals who were injured during the bushfires. How can anyone's heart not melt with an image like this?

You can buy the above photo from The HERALD SUN ONLINE SHOP for $20AUD, all proceeds go to the CFA (Country Fire Authority). So far the pic has raised $30,000 and sold more than 15,000 copies, including 350 from overseas.

And while you're buying your Sammy pic, check out the Bushfire Appeal CD, a double CD with songs of hope and inspiration. Visit your local CD store to buy the CD, or you can buy online through JB Hi-Fi or Sanity.

Disc 1:
Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
Shannon Noll & Natalie Bassingthwaighte - Don't Give Up
Billy Joel - Honesty
Beyonce - Halo
Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
Midnight Oil - One Country
Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Bush
Vanessa Amorosi - Shine
Hoodoo Gurus - Castles In The Air
John Butler Trio - Better Than
Jessica Mauboy - Time After Time
Justin Timberlake - Losing My Way
Eurythmics - Miracle Of Love
John Williamson - True Blue
Hunters & Collectors - Holy Grail
Wes Carr - You
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Icehouse - Great Southern Land

Disc 2:

Living End - White Noise
Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Man
Powderfinger - These Days
Rose Tattoo - We Cant Be Beaten
Pete Murray - Saving Grace
John Farnham - You're The Voice
Men At Work - Down Under
Kasey Chambers - This Flower
Paul Kelly - Leaps & Bounds
Delta Goodrem - Believe Again
Anthony Callea - The Prayer
Whitney Houston - The Greatest Love Of All
Dido - Here With Me
Westlife - You Raise Me Up
Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love
Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch Me
Noiseworks - Touch