GIPPSLANDERS have shown their support for drought affected farmers in New South Wales, sending 70 tonnes of stockfeed and $10,000 in prepaid Visa cards up to Yeoval, near Dubbo, last week.
Coordinated by Loch resident Janie Stace, with the help of community members and farm supply businesses across Gippsland, the ‘Crazy For Ewe’ Dubbo Drought Drive delivered farm essentials such as mineral blocks, milk powder and dog food to 52 farmers who don’t qualify for assistance
under the Federal Government’s drought
relief package.
Carried by a convoy including three semitrailers, the donated goods, which had been collected over the past month at sites including MG Trading in Korumburra and Leongatha, were distributed at the Yeoval Showgrounds on Sunday, August 26.
Janie said it was a fantastic event, made even better by the 10 millimetres of rain Yeoval received on the day.
“We’re very grateful for the response
and generosity of people who helped us,”
she said.
“The experience was very rewarding for everyone involved but also made us appreciate where we live and what we have access to in the way of rain and feed.”
After the success of the Dubbo drive, Janie and the Crazy for Ewe network are keen to continue to help farming communities in need and will now turn their focus to East Gippsland. Keep an eye on the Crazy for Ewe Facebook page for updates.