This is just a brief note on a black day.
We are all shocked here at Mountford, but all staff are accounted for. Friends and family are alive and well, although we are still holding our breath and waiting on word from some. Mountford Estate is ok, we are far enough away from the centre to not be to bad here. Our hearts are going out to our friends and family and staff that have lost homes etc. Our thoughts are with those that have lost loved ones or still have loved ones missing.
We just dont know what to make of this. The relief we felt that the September the 4th earthquake happened at the time it did, meaning no loss of life, has turned into a nightmare. This is what happens. Christchurch is shocked and wounded. We will have the strength to go on, we are witnessing that from the many volunteers offering their services, their homes, their clothing and food.
We will all do what we can and we will survive, but today Christchurch grieves.