Plymouth Brethren Charity The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) returned to the New South Wales Central West to give help, hope and a hand to drought-affected farmers in Tullamore, this time with 150 tonnes of cattle and sheep feed.
Operation Drought Relief will make three stops in the region: Tullamore, Nymagee and Condobolin to distribute 500-kilogram bulker-bags of supplement to each of the 300 farmers it expects to help.
Collectively, the 150 tonnes of high fibre pellets was transported 300 kilometres and will feed some 15,000 livestock for a week.
Peter Wiggins from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church said their Christian values of care and compassion motivated them to help farmers doing it tough in drought-stricken NSW.
“We are acting now to support our state farmers with feed for cattle and sheep as drought continues in rural New South Wales,” Mr Wiggins said. “This is the thing we can do to help, so we are.”
“It is in our nature as Christians to help those in the community having a hard time, and this drought has taken a huge toll on farming families, so we hope this feed goes some ways to bring them some relief.
“Our values of care and compassion are what motivates us, which is why we want to support our farmers throughout this drought which poses a real risk to their livelihoods.
“Our volunteers were ready at 9am to help farmers collect their bulker bag of feed, and to offer a free burger and coffee to bring some comfort, hope and cheer to our farming families, at each regional town.
RRT is the charitable arm of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, and is made possible by church volunteers who lend a hand at emergency service operations, fundraisers, community events and more.
Every day in some small way, RRT volunteers offer a helping hand to those in need. For more information about the Rapid Relief Team, go to https://www.rapidreliefteam.org/