De­ter­mi­na­tion brings re­sults

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Some­times, it takes a lit­tle nudge to get the ball rolling. Such was the case with one woman’s pas­sion­ate de­ter­mi­na­tion to as­sist the drought-stricken com­mu­ni­ties in NSW.

In­ner Wheel Club mem­ber, Roisin Cilia wanted to do some­thing im­me­di­ately, and brought the sub­ject up at an in­for­mal cof­fee morn­ing.

Roisin men­tioned that she had a di­rect con­tact with a mem­ber of the Lions Club of Ba­rooga in­volved with “Need for Feed” project, de­liv­er­ing hay and other emer­gency sup­plies to the New Eng­land area.

Club mem­bers im­me­di­ately threw their sup­port and ef­forts into the project, while Roi­son took on the job of co-or­di­na­tor.

The In­ner Wheel Club voted unan­i­mously to do­nate $500 to the cause, while club mem­bers pri­vately do­nated cash, which Roisin pledged to match.

Gen­er­ous com­mu­nity mem­bers also con­trib­uted to the project, bring­ing the cash to­tal to $2,800.

The money was used to pur­chase 10 x 10kg milk pow­der for feed­ing young lambs, 90 litres of bot­tled wa­ter for fam­i­lies, and 11 pre-paid gift cards for ne­ces­si­ties that could be pur­chased lo­cally in the hard hit com­mu­ni­ties.

Mem­bers also pur­chased non-per­ish­able food, house­hold and per­sonal items and made up 11 ham­pers (with a $200 gift card in each) which were de­liv­ered di­rect to farm­ing fam­i­lies in Tam­worth on Au­gust 31.

Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala In­ner­wheel mem­bers with the goods they do­nated to the drought-stricken com­mu­nity of Tam­worth.

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