Community Support for SA Farmers
Posted on Friday, 17 August, 2018
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he has received a
number of inquiries from constituents asking how they can help South Australia’s
“I am constantly humbled by the willingness of people to
help others in tough times and there are farmers in some areas of South
Australia who are going through very tough times.
some parts of the State farmers
are in dire straits with no feed for their stock and a number of people have specifically
asked where they can donate to ensure the aid reaches South Australian farmers. I have contacted two
organisations that I believe will best satisfy those conditions.
my contact with the Buy a Bale organisation, which is raising money to assist
drought-affected farmers in NSW and Queensland, they have now committed to expanding
their operations into South Australia.
“Buy A Bale
Rural Aid Manager, Wayne Thompson has informed me that as from next week
South Australia will be added to their website so farmers can register for aid from this organisation.
“This will be happening in the next few days, so people in
South Australia who want to donate can do so to support their local farmers,”
Mr Thomson said.
to assist can donate to this organisation from
their website buyabale.com.au. and donations
over $2 are tax deductible. I
strongly encourage farmers needing immediate assistance to register,” Mr Ramsey
“The other option to donate to the drought locally is
“Locals Helping Locals’ on Eyre Peninsula.
Trust is being established in a partnership between Epic Grain Brokers
and Mentally Fit EP that will
see farmers from southern Eyre Peninsula, where seasonal conditions are
favourable, donating their post-harvest residues for baling and transport to
those in need of aid.
“Finance will be needed to pay baling contractors and for
transport and this is
where members of the public can make a real difference with a local problem.
“Steve Whillas from
Epic Grain Brokers has set up a charitable trust and monetary donations to
support this can be made through the Mentally Fit EP Facebook page.”
Epic and Mentally Fit EP on their initiative and encourage
farmers to register if they need any stockfeed or other needs.”
Media contact: Leonie
Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744
August 17 2018