Joeys hop to the rescue

FEBRUARY 7, 2009 is now recorded as one of the darkest days in Australian history.

Bush fires are no stranger to our landscapes, yet the destruction that Victoria is suffering from at the moment leaves even the strongest of Australians overwhelmed with sadness, yet a determination to help in any way they can.

With more than 200 people now dead, thousands of people homeless and with no possessions and more than a million animals lost or destroyed, the carnage is unbelievable.

In excess of $100 million has been raised Australia wide for the bush fire disaster relief.

On the February 13, St. Josephs had a mufti day; a day when everyone normally brings a gold coin donation, but not on this day.

On this day most people brought in notes.

By the time everyone put their money in, we ended up with $952. This is an average of over $5 per student.

The money raised by St. Patrick's Parish is being sent directly to this Victorian Parish so they can use the money on exactly what they need.

Sometimes people can say that young children only think of themselves.

This can be true sometimes we suppose, but the responses from all the schools around Australia would suggest that this time we are thinking of others.

We are very proud of our efforts here at St. Joeys and our Minnie St. Vinnies group has more great initiatives ahead.

We all know what it means to be Australian.



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