An incredibly simple, yet highly effective way to help is to provide baked relief to support those affected.
Born out of the 2011 Queensland Floods, humanitarian Danielle Crismani took this simple concept to a whole new level, and mobilised literally thousands of people to bake or cook for those in need. Again this January 2013, when much of Queensland was under water, Danielle kicked started #bakedrelief using social media to broadcast needs and channel baked goodies of kindness to flood affected people, SES depots, evacuation centres and more. This movement of community kindness has grown bigger than Danielle and there are now hundreds, if not thousands of people baking for the relief effort.
If you would like to get involved, please visit the official Baked Relief facebook page here.
I just heard about another one! Adopt-a-wash on facebook who connect those flood-affected homes and businesses to people wanting to help with washing – check them out!