Hallidays Point Lions Club members are asking members of the community to dig deep, raid the pantry or buy some extra items and help the State’s drought affected rural communities.
From today, August 1 until next Monday, August 6 the club will have a drought drive, securing much needed assistance for farming families in the Dunedoo area.
Last year this small farming community in the State’s north-west was devastated by bushfires – this year drought is crippling the area.
Next week Lions Club president, Sue Newton and fellow members, will pack a load of goodies into a fleet of trailers, a horse float and vehicles and head to Dunedoo, via Tamworth.
“We are travelling to Dunedoo to personally deliver aid packages on August 8,” Sue said.
But, the group needs goods to pack into the fleet first.
“Let’s show them the Hallidays Point community spirit and have the trailer overflowing.
“Donations can be made in the trolley at the exit door of FoodWorks or the Hallidays Point Op Shop when open.”
The group will accept non perishable foods and pantry staples, household products, cleaning items, personal hygiene products, pet food and toys to name a few.
The seaside and rural communities began to foster their relationship following a destructive hailstorm, which hit Hallidays Point earlier this year.
Eighteen months after the Sir Ivan bushfire scorched thousands of hectare of land near Dunedoo, the community continues to rebuilt
The fire destroyed more than 30 homes and killed thousands of livestock, costing the region millions of dollars in damages.
“We were getting new roofs, so we began collecting our old roofs to donate to Dunedoo farmers,” Sue said.
Last week the Hallidays Point community shipped 20 tonnes of roofing iron, while another load will be picked up next week.
For more inquiries, phone Sue Newton 0418 607 292.
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