HELPING PEOPLE IN THE BUSH
You can turn your skills into help for needy famers and bush dwellers
Many bush travellers get great satisfaction from helping bush people as part of an extended holiday or the retirement trip. Involvement with the 'locals' enhances any bush trip and many helpers make lifelong friends from the experience.
Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a holistic support program to rural Australia. The starting point for the charity was the success of the Buy a Bale campaign, which to date has received over $4.5 million in donations and distributed this through fodder, hampers and more. We understand the needs of our primary producers and aim to lend a helping hand when times are tough.
Recent weather events such as fires and cyclones have meant that there is even more call for our services than ever before. We have a number of programs designed with rebuilding and repairing in mind. These include the Farm Rescue and Weekend Warriors programs, as well as the Farm Army job board where farmers can find help that they need.
Rural Aid Ltd has announced that their Farm Army venture, a database of volunteers who are actively assisting rural Australians, has reached 6000 members.
“The Farm Army is a unique way for farmers and other rural Australians to connect with people who are keen to get in and do some hard work,” said Charles Alder, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Aid Limited. “We are excited about how many more people can be helped with more volunteers.”
At OTA we're always on the lookout for ways to help bushies and we've been instrumental in developing some eco-travel initiatives for Aboriginal communities.
We think Rural Aid is a brilliant concept that deserves everyone's support.
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