We at SLANZA are deeply concerned for our colleagues affected in so many ways by the terrible events last week. You are constantly in our thoughts, and we extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been bereaved, or are still waiting to hear news of friends and loved ones. There are fundraising efforts going on all around the country, and people everywhere are doing what they can to support the people who have been bereaved, displaced and are suffering in so many ways. What many of us feel, however, is a sense of helplessness and guilt as our lives continue on with relative normality.
As we observe two minutes of silence today, we honour the memory of those lost, and the suffering and discomfort of those left to clean up and carry on with their lives as best they can. We are with you in spirit, and you know that our collegial support network will do its utmost to help you in the coming days, weeks and months.