Nymagee area farming families welcome charitable visitors

The Geppert family from Restdown Station were thrilled with the visit from the Rapid Relief Team to Nymagee last Thursday to deliver much needed feed and Family Food Boxes to drought-affected families. ▪ Photo contributed

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) were in Nymagee last Thursday to give help, hope and a hand to drought-affected farmers.

RRT’s Operation Drought Relief made stops at Tullamore, Nymagee and Condobolin to distribute two truck loads of 500-kilogram bulker-bags of feed supplement to 300

The team also delivered Family Food Boxes packed full of non-perishable foods to drought affected farming families and Ambos Stockfeeds livestock supplement pellets for their animals.

Will Small, RRT’s local team leader at Lake Cargelligo, said it was a small gesture of kindness which RRT trusts will bring some measure of relief for those doing it tough.

“The magnitude of Australia’s current drought is appalling, you wish you could do more to help!” Mr Small said.

An all-day breakfast was also provided to those coming to collect their bag of pellets and food boxes.

RRT is the charitable arm of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC).

Peter Wiggins from the PBCC said their Christian values of care and compassion motivated them to help farmers doing it tough in drought-stricken NSW.

“We are acting now to support our state farmers with feed for cattle and sheep as drought continues in rural New South Wales,” Mr Wiggins said.

“This is the thing we can do to help, so we are. It is in our nature as Christians to help those in the community having a hard time, and this drought has taken a huge toll on farming families, so we hope this feed goes some ways to bring them some relief.

“Our values of care and compassion are what motivates us, which is why we want to support our farmers throughout this drought which poses a real risk to their livelihoods.”