LOCALS FEEL THE HELP
KEEPING money in the community has been the guiding force behind some local drought initiatives, with St George RSL now getting behind the drive.
Last week, sub-branch President Trevor Gray presented a sizable cheque to Patrice Robinson, a member of the Rotary District 9630 drought appeal committee.
Mr Gray said the money was initially donated to the St George community by the Tewantin Noosa RSL sub-branch, to assist primary producers in the area affected by drought.
“The St George sub-branch decided to do this through the Rotary drought appeal, which has been helping needy primary producers for over four years through a voucher system.”
The vouchers are distributed by the Rural Financial Counselling Service, which can be redeemed at local businesses in St George, Dirranbandi, Bollon and Hebel that agree to be part of the scheme.
“In this way, the money circulates in local communities, helping primary producers and small businesses in this time of severe drought,” Mr Gray said.
RSL president Trevor Gray and Rotary member Patrice Robinson.