As some of you know, many residents of the state of Queensland are being bombarded with record levels of rain and flooding.  In the last few weeks there have been 29 deaths associated with the flooding, including at least 12 in the recent flash flooding in the Lockyer Valley, and there are many more missing.  On top of this is the infrastructure damage that comes with such widespread water, and as a result there is a large call for donations to help those in need at these tough times.  In order to help out, all donations received to Fourtheye for the remainder of January will be forwarded directly to the Premiers Flood Relief Appeal.

On top of that, for every $5 a reader donates they will go in the running to receive an Australian Tool Tour shirt (size and design of their choice including postage to wherever you live), which I shall endeavour to get signed by as many of the Tool crew as possible when I’m down in Melbourne.  The donation form using Paypal is at the top right of the page, so get onto it and help out Australians in need. Update: Those of you reading this in the forum can find the Paypal form at the top right of this page.

I know there are plenty of Tool fans in Queensland who are concerned about the Tool shows that are planned for later this month.  The good news is that at this stage the Big Day Out organisers have confirmed that the Gold Coast Big Day Out will go ahead unchanged, as the area has be left largely untouched by the flooding.  Staff at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre have also confirmed that the aren’t expecting any damage to the venue, and that the Tool show there should go as planned.  Thanks to vuduuu for that information.

Update 1: Over $200 in under 24 hours.! Thanks to all our reader for their support!  Keep on giving though.  Anyone who would like to donate through the official site rather than using Paypal can feel free, just send me a copy of your receipt and I’ll enter you in the competition.

Update 2: Now up to $466.66.  Great work everyone!