Taking hay to drought stricken farmers
Now this is being Australian - giving people a fair go, a helping hand.
Drought sees New South Wales farmers helping one another, hay donations prove a psychological boostBy Peter Lewis, Saturday February 8, 2014 - 14:51 EDT
Many of those acts, such as a home cooked meal or a hamper of groceries, go virtually unnoticed. But this helping hand is hard to ignore. Eighteen semi-trailers with almost 500 tonnes of hay have been donated by farmers in the south for their long suffering counterparts in the state's north-west.
But even with 18 trucks delivering hay to 91 farmers, it would only provide them a few weeks of emergency rations."We can't all sit around and worry about ourselves, we need to let these people know we care," he said.
Generosity on a spectacular scale will not just provide an emergency feed ration for livestock. It will also help lift spirits right across the bush.
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