Yesterday Christchurch (and many areas outside of the Central City) was hit by a devastating earthquake.
|Photo from here|
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Here in Auckland, there is little we can do but wait until we are told how we can help. There are a number of places you can go to find out what you can do at the moment. Paisley Jade has a list on her blog of ways you can help so I won't repeat them here.
|Leonie from Kiwi at Heart has set up a Softies for children of Christchurch appeal|
My daughter's school is having a mufti day this Friday to raise money for Christchurch. A child at her school suggested the idea and asked the principal if he could email all the other schools in the country and ask they do the same. If all schools in New Zealand hold a mufti day (and charge each child $2), then they could raise as much as $1 million for the appeal. Go that child. I believe that all the schools have now been emailed so if your kids are at school in this country, please encourage your principal to take part (even if you don't have a uniform, the kids could pay $2 to come to school in their PJs or something equally fun).
If you are in Christchurch or have family and friends there, our thoughts are with you. xx