Mus­lim group helps farm­ers

Central and North Rural Weekly - - DROUGHT FEA­TURE -

MORE than 33 tonnes of hay bales have been do­nated to drought-stricken farm­ers in western Queens­land thanks to a char­ity drive or­gan­ised by key Mus­lim groups.

The Bris­bane-based Mus­lim Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion part­nered with Mus­lim Aid Aus­tralia and other groups to truck 132 hay bales from Gat­ton in the Lock­yer Val­ley to Goondi­windi on Satur­day, pass­ing through the Toowoomba re­gion along the way.

In the video posted on Face­book, MCF spokesman Yusuf Kha­tree said the money for the hay was raised by the Mus­lim com­mu­nity across Aus­tralia to give to those who needed it most.

“We’ve brought with us three truck­loads of 44 bales of hay in each truck,” he said.

“Ob­vi­ously it’s not enough, but hope­fully they will dis­trib­ute it evenly over the next few days so they can feed their an­i­mals.

“This is go­ing to help them a long way.”

You can do­nate to the MAA’s drought ap­peal for Queens­land and New South Wales by head­ing to the web­site.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

KIND OF­FER: Thirty-three tonnes of hay has been do­nated by Mus­lim Aid Aus­tralia to drought-af­fected farm­ers.

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