WAYS TO HELP WITH FOOD, MONEY, ETC.
There are organisations that you can donate to, whether its money, food, etc. All of them take whatever assistance you can offer so it is best to give them a call, particularly in the lead up to Christmas to find out what they need and what they’re short on:
Lions Clubs across the Upper Hunter can be found: lionsclubs.org.au/contact/nsw/
Lions Club Need For Feed: needforfeed.org/home-1.html
Quirinidi CWA: facebook.com/quirindicwa/
Your local Salvation Army
And your local St Vincent de Paul
BUY LOCAL FROM REGIONAL AND RURAL AUSTRALIA
Now more than ever our farmers need you to buy local, so here are a couple of websites and Facebook pages that showcase local small businesses across regional and rural NSW:
Buy from the Bush Facebook page: facebook.com/buyfromthebush/
This site is a culmination of small businesses in rural and regional Australia that you can buy from online.
This is a campaign from the NSW Government that is an online hub of small businesses in rural and regional Australia that you can buy from online.
Our Shout This Christmas: ourshoutthischristmas.org.au/
Upper Hunter and Muswellbrook Shire Councils are looking to raise $500,000 to put together 500 'We LIVE Here' cards loaded with $1000 which will be given to families who really need it this Christmas. They’re working with Upper Hunter Community Services and local Lions Clubs to distribute them.
One Day Closer to Rain: facebook.com/groups/2069664873305289/
This is a support page where anyone can join to find farmers who need a helping hand and you can also find local businesses here too.
HOW THE NSW GOVERNMENT IS HELPING AND WHERE YOU CAN FIND ASSISTANCE
NSW DPI - Drought Hub: dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/droughthub
Farm Hub: farmhub.org.au/region/nsw