We received more photos and thank yous from the newly arrived Ukrainian families in Tasmania for the quilts they received. Carleen Richardson co-ordinated the distribution with assistance from other members and Southern Cross Quilters and it was relatively easy with the assistance of the Ukrainian Council of Tasmania.
It has been more difficult to distribute to larger numbers of newly arrived Ukrainians in Victoria as they are scattered throughout the State and the Ukrainian
Council is busy helping them with accomodation, employment etc. They're also suffering from the uncertainities of displacement due to war so it is taking longer to assist them. If you wish to donate specifically for the Ukrainian communities please hold onto the quilts until I need more as I have enough here for them at the moment.
You can see from the happy faces that the quilts are very much appreciated. Thank you to all of you who have assisted with this quilt drive.
We've received a lovely email of appreciation from someone in the Lismore area who was severely impacted by the floods. Sue Ryan from SA and Anne Sushames from Victorian Quilters Inc. AUS
donated their quilts.
Dear Oz Comfort Quilts group,
My family and I were rescued from our ceiling in North Lismore on the 28th of February during the floods in Northern NSW. We lost most of our possessions (everything we were unable to lift into the ceiling in
the middle of the night) as the flood water almost reached our ceiling. It was a terrifying experince and losing all of our belongings was devastating.
After 5 months of being dispaced, staying with family and friends, we recently found a new rental property to live in and have started to make our new home.
We are so delighted to have received three quilts from Oz Comfort Quilts group today, delivered to us by the very thoughtful ladies from Lismore Craft and Quilters.
Our 14 and 17 year old teenagers were very grateful to be given something so special to have for their new space and my husband and I wanted to thank you all as well for sending such heartfelt generous gifts to our community. Thank you for your support
We are all slowly rebuilding our lives and the support of our extended community has made an incredible difference.
Please pass our gratitude on to Anne Sushames (VIC) and Sue Ryan (SA), their stunning quilts have new forever homes and are very much loved.
Thank you all so much for your support.
Hugs, Jan Mac