Victorian bush-fire book donation
South Australians collecting books for victims of the Victorian bush fires

Archive for February 2009

some pictures of previous days


Here are some picture of Thursday evening and Friday. You can click on each picture to see a larger version. camping in Whittlesea showground We are now on our way to pick up the last pallet of books, which we will bring to Alexandra today.

best day of the journey


Today, Friday, was by far the most impressive and best flowing day of our journey so far. This morning we had a chat with a man who lost his house and his daughter also lost her house, we were so happy he accepted 3 copies of “A New Earth”. We are still on the showgrounds in […]

thursday update


Last night we stayed with friends in Healesville. We checked the goods relief center first, but they have to move this weekend and could not accept books now. Early today we filled the entire trailer and headed to Whittlesea, near Kinglake. The relief operation here is huge and people were happy to accept the entire […]

visit to Yarra Glen


We just visited the small town of Yarra Glen. The friendly people of the relief center pointed us to the old IGA building where goods relief is organised. We were given a warm welcome by the staff of the center. What we noticed straight away is how well this center is organised. The manager, Peter, […]

arrived in Victoria – Lilydale


It was a long journey to get to Brumby Books warehouse in Kilsyth, it took us 1 and half day. We spent the Monday night in Halls Gap, the Kookaburra motel, where John provided us with a nice room for half the rate. Thanks. We had so much head wind that in some places we […]

books done, ready to go!


It was a long day and we did all we wanted to accomplish today. With the help of Alex and Mark, we have repacked all remaining books into bigger boxes, which are ideal for the pallets. Two trips to Dogridge and with the help of Fred we now have filled six (yes 6) pallets to the […]

sorting books not finished yet


The influx of books has been really overwhelming today. Edwin finished picking up all drop off boxes and got another trailer load brought in to sort out. We should mention the great help of Sue and Doug of the Green Room in Willunga for collecting so many boxes full of books. Petra and Alex have […]

overwhelming amount of books


Yesterday early in the morning Fred and Edwin started putting the big boxes on palletts. We already filled three pallets and have one more left for now. Late afternoon we collected most donations boxes at the businesses who are not open on Saturdays. Later this morning we make our last round and collect the remaining drop […]

today, Friday, last moment for dropping off books


We will leave Monday and we need a little bit of time to organise our trip on Sunday, so we have to say to everyone: Today, Friday, will be the last day you can drop off books at the listed drop off point. Late this afternoon and tomorrow we will start collecting the drop off […]

books are streaming in + transport in place


Last two days have been quiet on this blog, but not in our place! Books keep on streaming in and we probably have 20 or 30 more boxes. It is hard to count all these books, but definitely there are now more than 10,000 in our staging area. Edwin and Fred now started organising the […]