Rainbow Beach Drought Runners heading out for another essentials drop to the farms of South West Queensland
Rainbow Beach Drought Runners have continued to offer help to farmers in South West Queensland with another load of food hampers, including 75 pumpkins, 50kg potatoes, 60 dozen eggs, plus heaps of washing detergent and cosmetic items.
All this is being delivered through the School of Distance Education and CentaCare in Longreach.
This trip has been brought forward a month due to children having to come in for work assessments, as the normal August assessment was put off due to Covid.
We will also deliver $3000 in IGA and Visa Vouchers and another $500 into the group called Fencing for Fires who are working under difficult conditions in North East Victoria, trying to make properties stock proof after the January fires.
This will go on for many months and we will continue to support this group, that is not Government funded, with another $500 this month.
I must thank Bendigo Rotary for a wonderful $5000 donation plus Bill and Carol Bailey from Victoria for $1000, Steve and Leena from Tin Can Bay for huge boxes of grocery items, and Wayne Kerle for his ongoing charity work in collecting 10c return items and helping Drought Runners.
Thank you also to Jim and Margaret Snee, Tin Can Bay Bakery collections, Tin Can Bay signs for sponsorship, Mitchells Fruit and Vegetables Gympie, Tin Can Bay IGA for a big collection, Rainbow Beach IGA, Rainbow Beach Pharmacy for their donation, Graham Engemann for his trailer and Dean’s Ice Works for loading the pallets.
Also Andrew and Anne from Rainbow Beach Fruit, and Martine from Village Food and Events for selling chutney, and we have plenty left with proceeds to farmers.We also have many collection tins also out in shops, which I will pick up shortly.
Our next trip will include Christmas presents, with some already received and many thanks to Big W for helping with this again.
Let’s pray the forecasts are right and then we can retire from this job.
Many thanks again, Tony Stewart. 0408 767930, firstname.lastname@example.org