There are so many people putting their hand up to help drought-stricken farmers it’s hard to keep track. So where are the best places to donate? There are many places in the Southern Highlands that are doing their bit to help out farmers in our region and beyond. Here are just a few...
Bowral Co-Op: The Bowral Co-op has set up an in-store ‘Drought Hub’ that offers information and support for farmers seeking assistance. Copies of the NSW Rural Assistance Application forms are also available. www.bowralco-op.com.au/drought-hub/
Feed the Farms: Feed the Farms accepts online donations to help feed animals, provide water and veterinarian assistance for farmers in need. This organisation also runs various local pop-up events like a recent cake stall at Bunnings. a stall at the Colo Vale markets and an upcoming lamington drive at Woolworths Bowral. www.feedthefarms.org.au/
Country Women's Association: The CWA is accepting donations to assist those struggling with household bills due to the drought. www.cwaofnsw.org.au/donate/
Lions Club: The Tahmoor Lions project ‘Dilly Drought Drive’ is working to deliver fodder, goods and services into the District. Donations can be made to ‘Dilly Drought Drive’, Bendigo Bank, BSB: 633-000 Acc No. 157928458. or visit: http://lionsclubs.org.au/lions-clubs-mobilised-on-drought-relief/
The Glass Cafe Mittagong: The Glass Cafe is offering 5 per cent off coffee when 20c is donated. This will go to Country Valley farmers to help support their operations. www.facebook.com/glasscafemittagong/
Ray White Mittagong: Ray White in Mittagong is collecting donations of food, household goods, dog food etc. to hand over to farming families doing it tough. 4A/118 Main St, Mittagong.
Scottish Arms Hotel, Bowral: The Scottish Arms is participating in the ‘Parma for a Farma’ campaign. $1 from every Parmigiana sold will be donated to the ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign. 69 Boardman Rd, Bowral.
Here are some other organisations you can donate to:
Red Cross: www.redcross.org.au/
Buy a Bale (Rural Aid): www.buyabale.com.au/
Aussie Helpers: www.aussiehelpers.org.au/
Drought Angels: www.droughtangels.org.au/
Frontier Services: www.frontierservices.org/
The Salvation Army: www.salvos.org.au/
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal: www.frrr.org.au/
Need For Feed (Lions): www.needforfeed.org/
Rotary Australia: https://donations.rawcs.com.au/17-2018-19