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The Drought - Help Our Farmers

Farmers and many of our Rural communities are suffering what some are calling the worst drought in living memory.

  • 98% of NSW is now in drought
  • 60% of QLD is also in drought
  • Towns are running out of water
  • Pastures are turning to rubble
  • Farmers are being forced to de-stock as the cost of feed and transport rises
  • The drought is having devastating effects on our communities and causing both physical and mental health issues among our rural communities.

It is also important for us to keep in mind that local businesses including bookkeepers are also hurting during this difficult time.

This has left many people asking “What can I do to help?” Australian Bookkeepers Network are encouraging members if they can to donate to one of the following great causes. Both of these causes are registered charities and are actively working in these drought effected areas.  All donations over $2 are fully tax deductable.

Rural Aid

Rural Aid was founded in 2015 and they provide a range of support services which include the following:

  • Buy a Bale – provision of feed support.
  • Farm Army – provision of volunteers to help on farms or as part of Farm rescue tradies events.
  • Farm Rescue – Taking of tradies with specific skill sets to rural areas most in need where tradespeople aren’t available.
  • Gift of Music – helping disadvantaged children and youth in rural and remote Australia gain access to the life-changing opportunities music can bring.
  • Under The Stars – Outback Experience – An educational program designed to allow farmers to share their properties with city people and their children and give kids particularly a first-hand farming experience.
  • Rising Talent – Supporting Country Music with competitions alongside other major events to help up and coming country music artists get the break they so want and deserve.
  • Rural Aid Coordinators – to help assist and coordinate assistance to rural communities we are developing a team of volunteer coordinators who will help deliver our support services and work with other community organisations.
  • Outdoor Cinema – The screening of Zootopia in a number of rural towns in Queensland and New South Wales
  • Rural Aid Gift Cards – Gift cards are purchased through the Rural Aid website and distributed with funds loaded to farmers most in need. Farmers can then use the cards at local retailers.

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Drought Angels

Drought Angels provides a unique service for which it has become well known for within the rural sector.  Drought Angels was founded in 2014 and assists by offering the following support services.

Drought Angels assists farming families affected by Natural Disasters Australia wide. The level of support consists of providing Stock feed, financial support via Pre-paid visas and local produce vouchers from within the communities, moral support through personal face-to-face or phone contact and referrals to other support networks as needed.

Drought Angels pride themselves on their individualized support offered to each and every family.

  • Drought
  • Flood
  • Fire

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