Team Rubicon gives $7100 in shopping vouchers and more
AUSTRALIAN Defence Force Veterans returned to Dubbo recently for the third time to assist with distributing drought support items.
Known as Team Rubicon Australia, the five volunteers – or “grey shirts” – worked for three days on a Gollan property, an hour outside Dubbo, supported by 13 Lions Club members from Geurie and Wellington.
On December 15, the grey shirts helped with the loading of hay, filling two trucks on average every 15 minutes.
In total, 568 bales of hay (213 wheaten, 355 rice) were given to 71 severely drought-affected families.
The families also received 142 molasses lick blocks (19kg each), 852 bottles of soft drink and water and 71 personal care items.
There was also 22 bags of dog food, 830 tins of dog food, 71 “100 Year Anniversary Special Edition” Lions Christmas Cakes, $7100 in shop local vouchers and $4920 in fuel vouchers.
“A total of 129 adults each received a Christmas present and 28 children selected toys from a display,” Team Rubicon volunteer Dean West said.
It is the third time Team Rubicon has been to the Dubbo area in the past year.
“In November, we teamed up with Collaroy Surf Life Saving to deliver a similar response to the recent operation with Lions,” Mr Team Rubicon Australia returned to Dubbo in mid-december to distribute almost 600 bales of hay, shop local and fuel vouchers, Christmas presents and more. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED.
“Team Rubicon Australia has a strong belief in collaborating with community and organisations to maximise the impact to affected members of the communities in
which we live and work.”
Team Rubicon Australia is made up of Australian Defence Force veterans who volunteer their time in the aid of first responders to emergencies.