DRAUGHT RELIEF CAMPAIGN
Eireka Pty Ltd is Proud to Donate a Total of $25,000 to the Drought Appeal.
Eireka pledged to donate $1000 per machine sold between 1 March – 30 April 2014
Funds will be donated equally between two campaigns. Eireka hopes the donation will assist in alleviating the hardship that farmers and communities are experiencing, and together we can raise awareness of the drought.
BUY A BALE - www.buyabale.com.au
ORGANISATION: The Give It Back Campaign & Frontier Services
Buy a Bale is an organisation set up to assist communities in drought by delivering hay & other essential items to farmers who have no feed for their cattle.
As drought continues to ravage 80% of Queensland and almost 50% of New South Wales, Buy a Bale continues to deliver hay to much needed farmers with over 50,000 bales being delivered in just the last 5 months to over 420 farmers.
FARMERS REQUIRING ASSISTANCE
Farmers who require assistance can register on the www.buyabale.com.au website
or by calling 1300 448 322
Keep an eye on their regularly updated facebook page or website for upcoming distributions and fundraisers.
Donate online or by contacting Buyabale on 1300 448 322.
Eireka Pty Ltd proudly presented half of the $25,000 Eireka Australian drought relief donation to Buy a bale in late May. Thanks Buy a Bale for your continued efforts.
Eireka presenting donation to buy a bale. photos courtesy of Di Watson photography/ Farmstay Australia
Eireka proudly supporting Australian drought relief
‘We’re for the Bush’ Campaign
SUPPORTED BY: Salvation Army, NSW Farmers, 2GB, Commonwealth Bank, Daily Telegraph
Eireka presentation ‘We’re For The Bush’ Appeal’
Eireka Pty Ltd presented half of the $25,000 to the recipients, The Salvation Army. ‘We’re For The Bush’ drought relief campaign raised over $1.4 million to help drought effected farmers in NSW.
Donations are transferred to The Salvation Army, who has been distributing the IGA food and CRT produce vouchers, as well as EFTPOS cards for remote properties, through its Rural Chaplaincy Service.
With the support of regional officers and volunteers, a range of distribution points have been set up including Salvos offices and community welfare centres.
Salvation Army Rural Chaplains meeting with a local farmer
Are a farmer who requires assistance? Please contact the Salvation Army on 1300 36 36 22
Farmers in need have been encouraged to contact the Salvos directly through the Salvo Care Line and are interviewed by phone or in person. They have also been interviewed at community events, “fodder drop” days, field days and shows where the Rural Chaplains have partnered with Rural Financial Counsellors, DPI Drought Support Workers and local farmers’ groups. In this way, help has been provided to farmers, farm labourers, contractors and small business owners, all significantly impacted by the drought.
Despite some recent falls, follow up rain is essential. Even though there is generally a brighter mood and people are doing better emotionally, the financial hardship remains and will be felt for many months to come.
Photographs Courtesy of Hayley Ferris
On a daily basis, the chaplains are getting emails or phone calls in which farmers break down and cry with gratitude and disbelief that this assistance has been provided.
Over and over again they say “you will never know how much this helps, what a difference it makes!”