Website glitch reveals ‘false’ figures
A GLITCH on the Rural Aid website had the public questioning the amount of money the charity had received through donations.
Last week the website showed a “current amount” of almost $50 million, which was believed to be the amount that had been donated to the organisation since it was founded in 2015.
The Buy a Bale website (a sub-organisation of Rural Aid) showed the “current amount” was $47,621,338.50 and the Rural Aid website showed $2,136,823.17.
Rural Weekly spoke to Rural Aid director Charles Alder, who said these “weren’t the total figures” for donations received by Rural Aid.
“I don’t know where those figures have come from,” Mr Alder said.
“These are not accurate figures. They include a raft of figures from our system.”
Previously, Mr Alder said he could not disclose the total donations Rural Aid had received but said it was in excess of $20 million.
In a statement on its website, Rural Aid said it had spent $10 million on drought aid as of August 2018.
WRONG: The Rural Aid website last week showed it had received $2 million in donations.