Natasha Johnston co founding director of Drought Angels, Steele Johnson, warehouse manager, Balonne Shire Councillor Robyn Fuhrmeister, Dominique Schwartz, ABC national rural correspondent and Craig Berkman.
Natasha Johnston co founding director of Drought Angels, Steele Johnson, warehouse manager, Balonne Shire Councillor Robyn Fuhrmeister, Dominique Schwartz, ABC national rural correspondent and Craig Berkman.

Drought Angels drop off hampers for St George farmers

A HELPING hand in times like this never goes astray.

Drought Angels dropped off a huge supply of hampers to Care Balonne today to spread some joy to farmers.

Chairman of St George and district drought appeal, Neal O’Brien said while many struggling farmers won’t put their hands up and ask for help, the gesture goes a long way.

“It just shows that they think that people care,” he said.

“We drop off the hamper, have a cuppa with them and see how they’re doing and it makes all the difference.”

Mr O’Brien said they were blown away when Drought Angels dropped off 20 hampers, as well as 20 ladies beauty kits and a huge stash of essentials including toilet paper and tissues when they had only been expecting about 10.

Mr O’Brien and Balonne Shire Councillor Robyn Fuhrmeister are excited to start distributing to them and spread some positivity in the pandemic.

“We thought it was unbelievable when we saw how many they had with them,” he said.

Right now, the farmers are flying. They have fat cattle, fat sheep and moisture in the ground. “It’s good to bring them this extra boost of positivity.”

Hampers from Drought Angels.
Hampers from Drought Angels.

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