Tony Stewart handing over a ute-load of food to Baradine CWA on the way to Victoria last week
Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners have just been to Stanthorpe with a big load of food and stockfeed. A week later we travelled again into New South Wales to drop supplies to Baradine CWA.
Barcaldine is midway between Coonamble and Coonabarabran and believe me, these areas and most of NSW are in dire straits just like most of Queensland. NSW has the added problem of the towns running out of water.
Due to costs, we will not be sending any more hay out west. We will just concentrate on food on the table and vouchers for these wonderful people who supply us with food in good times.
When the drought does break, and it will, the people we are now helping will repay our Shire when they can afford holidays.
A BIG thank-you to donations from Cooloola Custom Stock Feeds, Bernard Petroleum, Tom Grady, Mooloo Mountain Produce, Graham Engeman (for his 2.5 ton trailer), Drakes in Gympie,TCB and Rainbow Beach IGA, Robyn Hanson,Betty Freeman,Coral Mullins,Eds and the TCB Bakery, Snak Shak, Barnacles, Wayne Kerle ,TCB Signs, Marlene Owen and anonymous donors.
I am now in Victoria canvassing for funds and dropping another load to Baradine CWA (Helping 140 Farmers) on the way home. If anyone can help, please get in touch or see the Bank of Queensland in Mary Street, Gympie. There are no admin costs with our business. Receipts available. Thank You.