Supporting our aussie farmers
Whilst we pride ourselves on delivering heartfelt, individualised support, we have found the overwhelming common theme across our applications is that our farming families are in need of significant financial relief.
Financial relief offers sustainable relief to our farmers as it has an immediate and positive impact on those in need and resonates outward to the broader farming community.
Rural Australia is a fragile and interconnected ecosystem, as drought and other natural disasters not only have a crippling effect on our farmers, it is also seriously impacts the towns and communities that rely on farming for their existence.
At Drought Angels we pride ourselves on the support we offer. Being the first charity to provide pre-paid Visa’s back in 2014, we are also able to help sustain the economy within the local towns, effecting real change in the lives of entire farming communities.
At Drought Angels we as a team remain a united front in standing beside our primary producers. We understand the effects and time it takes to recover, hence our catch phrase “We won’t forget you”
Loss of Income + No Local Spending = Communities in Crisis
The benefits of the personalised direct financial support Drought Angels delivers are…
- Farmers have immediate access to funds.
- Funds are delivered through the reliable and fully trackable Visa platform.
- This efficient and cost effective delivery of funds ensures more of your donated
dollar goes direct to the farmer.
- Farmers can use the cards at their local shops and suppliers, which in turn
supports their entire community.
- Every dollar spent in a rural community goes around up to 6 or 7 times.
- The farmer knows his /her greatest priorities and can spend the money
accordingly with pre-paid Visa cards.
- Discreet delivery – our cards look like an everyday key card enabling our
farmers to provide for their family with dignity.
As you can see, this is a significant financial lifeline, but we need your help to continue to support those in need.
Campaigns and Appeals
Our focus is “the farmer, their towns and communities”.
Drought Angels are dedicated to supporting Aussie farmers through natural disasters.
Appeals are established when a natural disaster occurs to raise the funds required to assist the impacted farmers in an immediate response and during the recovery years that follow.
Each year Drought Angels launch their Buy A Farmer Christmas Lunch campaign on November 1st. Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of giving and spending time with family and loved ones. For farmers in the grip of devastating natural disasters it can be an extremely difficult time, as many are unable to provide a special meal or gifts for their families to make the day memorable.
Our Buy A Farmer Christmas Lunch Campaign is a wonderful and timely opportunity to tell our farmers and their families that we care, and we will never forget them.
A hand-written personalised Christmas Card is sent to our farming families with a special message to remind them they are a part of our Drought Angels family and to deliver a special seasonal greeting from all Australians. A Pre-Paid card is enclosed to help them put something special on the table for Christmas lunch. The value of the card is determined by the success of each year’s campaign.
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