In July the Droughtrunners delivered around three ton of food supplies to Longreach and Mitchell. We then received an SOS from the Baradine CWA near Coonamble in Western NSW.
As we were doing a trip to Victoria, we loaded up the ute with a ton of food, filled the caravan with toilet paper, boxes of kids’ nappies and other toiletries, leaving no where to sit down!
We offloaded at a collection point in Coonamble while also handing over $2000 in IGA vouchers.
Coonamble CWA that are servicing 135 farming families had completely run out of supplies. The country out there is absolutely disgusting with most kangaroos sighted hardly able to stand. Out at Thallon, which is east of Dirranbandi, it was full of kangaroos in the streets.
We would like to thank the IGAs for their continued support at Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach, and Drakes in Gympie who have collection trolleys, Bev Yeoman and anonymous people for their donations.
Our funds to help these farmers with fodder, food, etc., are running low; so if anyone can help our donation tins are around TCB and Rainbow Beach or Bank of Queensland Gympie.
A/C No 22599186
It now looks like we will go into a fifth year of continuing to help our farmers.
Tony Stewart, Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners, 0408767930.