Farmer Stories

20 Aug

Aussie Helpers media Release 20/08/2018 $2 million in aid for Farmers

MEDIA RELEASE 20/8/18 AUSSIE HELPERS RURAL CHARITY TWO MILLION DOLLARS CASH FOR FARMING FAMILIES AUSSIE HELPERS FOUNDER BRIAN EGAN ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT AUSSIE HELPERS WILL BE GIVING TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN PREPAID VISA CARDS TO 500 FARMING FAMILIES STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE IN THE WORST DROUGHT IN MEMORY MR EGAN SAID THAT 500 FARMING FAMILIES WILL BE GIVEN FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH TO HELP PAY FOR LIVING COSTS. MR EGAN SAID THAT HIS VOLUNTEERS HAD BEEN COMING ACROSS MANY FARMING FAMILIES LIVING IN THIRD WORLD...

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16 Jul

Ten Eyewitness News Queensland July 9 2018 Relentless drought and crushing isolation has seen suicide rates in the bush skyrocket.

Relentless drought and crushing isolation has seen suicide rates in the bush skyrocket. Our farmers and their families are doing it tough but there’s an unconventional service making a difference.     (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Exclusive: Unconventional Service Helping Drought-Stricken Farmers Relentless drought and crushing isolation has seen suicide rates in the bush skyrocket. Our farmers and...

16 Jul

Prime7 News Central West July 5 · As the drought worsens, more local farmers are reaching a state of crisis with water, feed and money quickly running out.

  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Drought action As the drought worsens, more local farmers are reaching a state of crisis with water, feed and money quickly running out. The Official Aussie Helpers Page Posted by Prime7 News Central West on Thursday, 5 July 2018   ...

08 Jun

Aussie Helpers Virtual Psychologist given $1m for innovative SMS psychological access

Aussie Helpers Virtual Psychologist given $1m for innovative SMS psychological access. Queensland Country Life-Sally Cripps @sallyQCL 6 Jun 2018, 5 a.m. Faced with a suicide rate twice as high in rural Australia as other parts of the country, governments have long grappled with the challenge of how best to deliver psychological counselling services in country areas. Photo – Sally Cripps. After a concerted effort over a number of months, and in the face of increasing desperation by landholders facing relentless drought, the federal government has...

23 May

Aussie Helpers on the job in Dubbo NSW

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Helping hand Aussie Helpers are doing their part to truck loads of fodder to the Central West. Posted by Prime7 News Central West on Friday, 18 May 2018 ...

27 Mar

Aussie Helpers Resue Mission Scone NSW

March 13 2018 – 5:47PM The heart-wrenching moment charity ‘Aussie Helpers’ delivers supplies to Upper Hunter farmers on the brink Written by :Caitlin Reid YESTERDAY Upper Hunter farmer Paul Metcalf had nearly lost all hope. With little feed left on his Gundy property “Belah”, he was loading his last 40 head of cattle to be sent off to sale when he received an unexpected call. “They were in the yard ready to go,” an emotional Mr Metcalf recalled. “Then I picked up the phone and they...

29 Jan

Requests for assistance mounting in Aussie Helpers office -Queensland Country Life 25/01/2018

Requests for assistance mounting in Aussie Helpers office. Sally Cripps @sallyQCL 25 Jan 2018, 8 a.m.               The need to keep feeding weaners such as this one at Barcaldine have been behind the requests for help overwhelming the Aussie Helpers hotline. Photo supplied. It’s not only drought-stricken Cunnamulla that will be feeling the helping hand of fellow Aussies reaching out with a hay drive on Australia Day – rural charity, Aussie Helpers, is preparing for a hay relief effort in the state’s central west. Centred around Barcaldine...

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