Aussie Farmers Foundation has granted $20,000 to support farming communities devastated by the unprecedented monsoonal floods in north west Queensland in February 2019.
The grant was split equally between Drought Angels and GIVIT in February to provide financial relief to farming families in the aftermath of the floods.
Over a two-week period a Monsoon Trough in Queensland dumped over a year’s (some estimates are up to 3 years’) worth of rain on large areas of far north and western Queensland. The damage is estimated to be in the multiple billions of dollars. Catastrophic flooding has been experienced in Townsville and inland town/communities around Mt Isa such Winton, Cloncurry, Richmond and Julia Creek; which were long term drought declared.
Drought Angels is supporting affected communities by providing stock feed, pre-paid visas and local produce vouchers from within the communities, moral support through personal face to face or phone contact and referrals to other support networks as needed.
GIVIT is the official website for matching donors and recipients of goods during disasters in Queensland including providing financial assistance to impacted farming communities in the flood areas.
To donate to the Aussie Farmers Foundation flood relief appeal click here