Earthquake relief fund in New Zealand: wanna help?


UPDATE! I heard on the radio this morning (March 2nd) that it could take 15 years to rebuild Christchurch and the bill could be over $10 Billion. My account has $3.81 in it now from sales. I thank those people. Every bit counts. Ross

All earnings from this Ross Heywood's Zazzle Store section will be donated to the Earthquake Relief Fund in New Zealand.

New Zealand suffered one of its worst natural disasters when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the second-biggest city called Christchurch on 22nd February. A 7.1 magnitude shake also struck Christchurch on September 4, 2010, causing damage but no deaths. This time the shallow quake, just two miles below the surface, caused several office blocks to collapse as well as destroyed a 110-year-old Anglican cathedral.

I know a little about New Zealand. I saw An angel at my table, The Piano and Whale Rider. So, that is my New Zealand. I know the islands were once a Britain colony. I know about the indigenous Maori population and the traditional crafts of carving and weaving. And I also know that James Cook was one of the first Europeans to set foot on the islands. And that's it! I imagine huge mountains and tall trees and the winds blowing from the sea and I seem to forget about its populated cities until one it's on the news for the worst reason.

A few weeks ago I found Ross’s store. He gave shelter to a couple of hedgehogs and displayed their photo on some products. It caught my attention. I adore those cute animals! He lives in New Zealand. He started the fundraising for Christchurch and I decided to help. I feel deeply sorry for all who have to go through this kind of tragedy. I experienced only very small earth shakes but I get really scared when it happens. The last time was 2009. To watch earthquake devastation images – Japan, Turkey, Italy, Haiti- is almost as bad as watching war devastation images. Earthquakes come without warning, but we still can’t predict them. We’re powerless to defend ourselves. I gave Ross a hand. Now, it's your turn to give Christchurch a hand too.


  1. And don't forget the kiwi! Great Belinah.

  2. thanks for doing this Belinha, you're a great person with a big heart I think.

  3. :) Thank you for the nice words. I do not have a big heart but I don't like any kind of destruction. All destruction brings loss and pain. The city is damaged, life is damaged. It's too sad to watch. I am just doing what I can. Whish I could do more.Please keep sharing as I am sure that there are many people outhere that would like to give a hand!


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