Whilst Sydney is receiving some rain, farmers on the outskirts of Sydney and beyond have been in drought for some time. Farms resemble a dust bowl where once there was green grass.
Cattle have no fodder and have lost much weight. Farmers have had to put cattle down in order to feed the remaining stocks with what little fodder they can find.
The farming community is suffering and they desperately need help.
Feed is costly and transport from areas outside the drought is equally as expensive.
To add to their problems fodder is becoming harder to obtain.
We city folks need to do our bit and help our country cousins .
Without them we would not have the quality of food on our supermarket shelves at reasonable prices.
“We need your help to raise essential funds to provide urgent assistance to the drought stricken farmers of rural NSW that have been crippled by one of the worst droughts in recorded history. The Cronulla Lions Club is partnering with the Gunnedah Lions Club to direct our much needed disaster relief such as feed and water for livestock to the most drought affected areas.
Please give generously to this immediate and worthwhile cause. The Lions Clubs of Australia funds its administrative costs by our members, so you can be certain that 100% of your donations will be applied on the front lines of this crisis. Our farmers need our help now, but we know that Australians will pull together for those most desperately in need!
When it costs $20,000 to put one truck’s worth of feed into the worst affected areas, the time to act is now!”