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Edit: The event has now been extended to the 8th of February! If you’d like to get involved as a second-round vendor, to be set up by the 25th of Jan, please pick up an info pack at the Sanu mainstore (it’s in the white box).

Many of you may have heard about the massive flooding that is being experienced by those here in Queensland, Australia. In my effort to assist in raising funds for the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal, I’ve put on an event which I have titled Extend a Helping Hand.

On the day of the event opening, the flooding hit Brisbane, my home-town – something I hardly expected when I started organizing the event. By that point, 75% of the state had been declared a disaster zone – thousands upon thousands of lives had been ruined, homes destroyed, and livelihoods lost. This event is my own little way to try to give to those who have lost so much. I am incredibly fortunate that I am not one of those people myself.

To provide complete transparency to this process, transaction history for all donations will be provided at the close of the event here at http://katjohnston.com. I am willing to provide ABN (Australian Business Number) details if needed, to show that I am who I say I am, and that I will do what I say I am going to do: after all, we all want to be assured that the person we are trusting with our money is truly a legitimate entity. That is one of the main reasons that I am putting my real-life name behind this event.

If you’d like to get involved in any way, please IM or drop a notecard on my Second Life Avatar, Sanura Sakai and I will send you a full information package.