Thanks to you, we’re able to return the favour
Aussie farmers are at the heart of everything we do. True to their tenacious spirit, our farmers have continued to work hard to put food on our tables despite everything that has been thrown at them.
Rural Aid CEO John Warlters said after a tough start to the year, our farmers need our help to rebuild, having dealt with bushfires, flood, drought and now COVID-19.
“This end of financial year, we are asking for your support so we can help our farmers well into the future,” John said.
“In some areas, rain has been welcomed but will only make a tangible difference short term. For others, a lack of rain has meant that restocking or planting a crop isn’t an option. Many are also experiencing the cascading impacts of bushfires, and in some areas, floods.
“We’re asking for your support so, we can continue to give Aussie farmers a hand by providing counselling, hay, drinking water and financial assistance. Help us work towards rebuilding, restocking and reminding our farmers they’re not alone.
“If you’re able, make a tax-deductible donation to help farmers and rural communities get back on their feet. Donations over $2 are tax deductible and every dollar counts!
“If you’re not in a position to donate, then consider writing a digital Dear Farmer letter to give a shout out to our farmers or, if you know of a farmer in need, send them our way and we’ll do our best to help.
“Help us to support farming and rural families.”
Last week, Rural Aid launched the EOFY campaign to get the message out – that the charity needs your help to support Australian farmers who have been doing it pretty tough for a while now.
“Current restrictions have placed many affected by the bushfires in an awkward place, of not receiving as much help as they may have in the past,” John said. “However, we’ve continued to be busy, in the background, helping with domestic water tanks, hay deliveries, counselling and financial assistance.
“We know there are a lot of people doing it tough and as we come out of COVID and restrictions are eased, we’re asking for your support to continue doing what we do.
“It’s the foresight of our donors – large and small – last year that has afforded us the ability to assist and held us in good stead this year. With your support, we can look forward to helping Australian farmers now and well into the future.”
About Rural Aid
Rural Aid is one of Australia’s largest rural charities. Well known for the highly successful ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign, the charity also provides financial assistance, water and counselling to farmers in times of drought, flood or fire. Other initiatives support its vision that farming and rural communities are safeguarded to ensure their sustainability both during and after these natural disasters. Visit www.ruralaid.org.au for further information on these programs and other support for our rural communities.
- www.ruralaid.org.au/donate/ to donate today, or
- www.ruralaid.org.au/dearfarmer/ to write a digital Dear Farmer letter to give a shout out to our farmers.
Visit www.ruralaid.org.au/snapshots for Rural Aid’s latest assistance statistics.
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