Drought sup­port ap­peal for farm­ers

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS | YOUR SAY -

WITH more than 57 per cent of our state cur­rently in drought, St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety (Vin­nies) Queens­land is ready to sup­port drought-af­fected fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties.

Vin­nies Drought Re­lief for Queens­land Farm­ing Com­mu­ni­ties Ap­peal helps strug­gling fam­i­lies in re­gional Queens­land with not only the se­vere fi­nan­cial strain caused by drought, but also es­sen­tial items and ser­vices such as food, fuel, bills, wa­ter and feed for live­stock.

We need pub­lic sup­port to help us raise more funds to as­sist as many drought-af­fected Queens­lan­ders as pos­si­ble, with ev­ery dol­lar do­nated go­ing di­rectly to the vic­tims of this dev­as­tat­ing dis­as­ter.

Your do­na­tions will help those who live in ru­ral and re­gional com­mu­ni­ties to keep a roof over their head and their liveli­hoods alive.

Vin­nies is a per­ma­nent lo­cal pres­ence, pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance through­out our state, reach­ing out and giv­ing a hand up to peo­ple who have lost, or are fac­ing the loss of, ev­ery­thing.

When the rain comes, as we hope and pray it does, we will still be there of­fer­ing as­sis­tance and friend­ship to drought-af­fected fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als as they re­build their lives.

Farm­ers and re­gional com­mu­ni­ties are the back­bone of Queens­land and they need our help now more than ever.

To make a do­na­tion, visit http://bit.ly/HelpQLD Farm­ing Com­mu­ni­ties or call 13 18 12.

If you need as­sis­tance please don’t hes­i­tate to call the Vin­nies Helpline on

1800 846 643. — Den­nis Innes, State pres­i­dent St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety Queens­land

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.