ALL proceeds from this special sale will go to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfires Appeal to help the victims of Australia’s worst ever bush fires.
Details about the deal and the cause are here:
Select and order your books here: http://5for1.aws.sitepoint.com/
They have already raised over $75,000 US in the first 24 hours and aim to raise $100,000 US by Friday. (By Friday morning, they’d raised $180,000 US — details to come on how much they raised by close of business Friday…)
Having just recently experienced a bushfire that threatened my town, I can only say that the devastation in Victoria is beyond belief. Whole towns have been razed, families have been burned alive while trying to escape, more than 200 people have died, and more than an estimated 1 million native Australian animals (koalas, kangaroos, birds, lizards
etc.) and hundreds of thousands of acres of Australia’s unique flora and farms have been lost.
If you want a great deal on some reference books while contributing in a small way to the heartbreaking job of the Red Cross and other relief agencies, then go to the link above, select your 5 books from SitePoint’s large offering (what you see on the blog page is just a sample of 5), and pay your $29.95 US by PayPal or credit card.
The books on offer are tools of the trade for many of us, and as it is a way you can support the victims of this horrible fire, I figured I should let you know about it.
(For other ways to donate to the human and animal carers, see http://sandgroper14.wordpress.com/2009/02/13/giving/)