I was moved by a feeling of hopelessness witnessing the carnage of the bushfires of 2019, so become a Red Cross Emergency Services volunteer, just in time for the last of the fires to be extinguished in February 2020. Then the pandemic hit and I joined the Red Cross outreach program, providing telephone support to those in quarantine in Qld.
From bushfires to quarantine
Australia’s going through some big changes and we’d love your help to make a record of life in this moment.
Tell us your story of COVID-19 or the 2019–20 bushfires. Share what worries you or gives you hope. Show us what you miss or how you’ve adapted.
Sharing your story — big or small, whatever you feel — captures a moment in time for all of us, to keep for future generations. It’s the story of this moment and it’s as precious as it is uniquely ours.