Local firm BMO Business Centre was among the many businesses and individuals who provided over $200,000 in donations to Charleville based charity, Aussie Helpers in the ten days leading up to Christmas.
Aussie Helpers supports Australian farmers in drought areas by supplying feed for their animals to keep their herds alive and assist the families living on the land with necessities like groceries, school fees and other basic essentials of living in the tough times.
BMO Communications Officer Chelsea Wyatt said that there were many families doing it tough in the lead up to the festive season, and although there was substantial rain in many areas of Queensland over Christmas, there are still a lot of people that missed out on the much needed liquid gold.
“I think it’s important to help those in need in our region. Many of them did get rain, but they still don’t have feed on their property or a crop in the ground. Our farmers are the backbone of our country and need more support.
“It was really great to see the BMO team and some of our clients and friends get behind the cause, donating non-perishable food, toys and grocery items. We know Aussie Helpers got these items to people who really needed them in time for Christmas. We hope it made a small difference.” Mrs Wyatt said.
The volunteer operated charity was also boosted by a record donation of $1 million from Dick Smith Foods in mid December. And while this is great news for the charity and struggling farming families, there is still plenty of work to do and plenty of families still needing assistance.
If you would like to assist Aussie Helpers, various donation methods can be made via their website https://aussiehelpers.org.au/