INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Woolworths

Woolworths is Australia’s largest supermarket with over 1000 stores across Australia. Woolworths prides itself on working closely with Australian growers and farmers to ensure the best products are available in its stores and 96% of all fresh fruit and vegetables and 100% of fresh meat is sourced from Australian farmers and growers.

Woolworths is committed to help alleviate the toll the drought has had on rural and regional communities and has partnered with Rural Aid since 2018. More than $8 million has been raised through this partnership, helping Rural Aid provide practical assistance where it’s needed.

Evolution Mining

Evolution Mining is an Australian mid-tier Gold Miner with five operations across Australia and Canada. From humble beginnings we have evolved from a small company into a globally relevant gold mining business with a reputation of delivering value for all stakeholders, and underpinning it all, is our Australian story and spirit. Early in our journey we recognised that we wanted to operate and grow our business, not just with the permission of our community stakeholder groups, but with their active support and partnership to leave a positive legacy in the communities in which we operate. We invest in our communities to achieve meaningful outcomes that add value to the families and businesses that we work alongside of in our communities. Many of Evolution’s employees, communities and landholders have been impacted by the natural disasters that have affected Qld and NSW, with some of our communities being among the hardest hit and having endured one of the longest droughts in Australia’s recent history. Some of our farming families and communities are struggling in this time of hardship, so Evolution reached out to Rural Aid to partner with us to make a bigger impact across our regions, while ensuring our donation reaches the right people using their extensive networks and relationships in rural Australia. The affects and impacts of the drought across our operational footprint have varied from region to region but Evolution’s commitment to supporting our local landholders and communities remains the same and we are proud to partner with Rural Aid to make a difference in these communities.

Reckitt Benckiser (Finish)

As a leading dishwashing brand, Finish has made a global commitment to make a difference to the world’s water scarcity issue. With Australia experiencing one of the worst droughts it has seen in the past century, Finish came on board as Rural Aid’s Official Water Partner in 2019, working together to launch the #FinishWaterWaste initiative. The initiative encourages Aussies to be more waterwise at home by turning off the tap and stop pre-rinsing dishes, as well as contribute to campaigns involving the delivery of much-needed water to drought-affected Australians. To date, Finish and Rural Aid have delivered 6.8 million litres of water to farmers around Australia as part of the initiative.

Morgans

At Morgans, their staff and clients are acutely aware of the importance of rural and regional Australia to our economy and the country as a whole. In recognition of this, they created the Big Dry Friday campaign to raise awareness of the plight that many rural communities face during times of drought-related distress.

In 2019, Morgans selected Rural Aid as their sole charity partner for the fundraising campaign due to the tremendous work they do in supporting farmers in rural communities throughout Australia.

This partnership proved to be a successful one, enabling Morgans to distribute $1.3 million to farmers across Australia on Rural Aid’s register. Morgans were thrilled with this achievement which was made possible thanks to Rural Aid’s professionalism and their ability to make a difference where it’s needed most.

MAJOR SUPPORTERS

TESTIMONIALS

“I wanted to take the time to write to sincerely thank you for your drought assistance. The gift cards that you sent were very much appreciated. As we are about to go into 8 years of drought with minimal to no useful rain in the past 2 years, things have been extremely difficult and it is also difficult to express how much the assistance / support is appreciated. Please pass on my sincere thank you to the citizens and businesses that have contributed to Rural Aid.”

Ray Bennett

“Very much appreciated and very helpful. Cannot tell you how much this helps with trying to maintain our breeding ewes as we go into winter.”ted and very helpful. Cannot tell you how much this helps with trying to maintain our breeding ewes as we go into winter.”

Barry and Helen

“Words can’t express our gratitude for the support of ‘Rural Aid’, something we have never considered before. We have always ‘got by’, but our family suggested we apply for this. We are overwhelmed by this generosity, thanks again.”

June and Darryl Joe Kong

“We just want to say a big thank you for the financial assistance that Rural Aid has recently given. We are extremely grateful and it certainly does make a difference.”

Sally Archibald