Georges River and Sutherland Lions Clubs are working together to raise funds to assist farmers to survive the drought.
With 90 per cent of NSW in drought, the local Lions Clubs together with volunteers from the Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Riverwood Air League and Sing Australia have joined forces to raise money through bucket collections, barbecues and other fund-raising activities to purchase much needed fodder for animals and living essentials for farmers.
This is part of the Need for Feed Disaster Relief, a project of all Lions Clubs across NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
Feed is costly and transport from areas outside the drought is expensive, so all funds raised will cover the costs of feed and transport.
As in all Lions Projects, 100 per cent of all donations go to where they are intended.
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Meanwhile, Oatley Lions Club have been holding a drought appeal each morning and afternoon at Oatley and Mortdale Railway stations.
“The response from the public has been incredibly supportive,” Oatley Lions Judy Reid said.
“We have received large donations that will go directly to farmers suffering under severe drought conditions.
“Lugaorno Lions Club are undertaking similar collections at Railway Stations in their area. It’s a great collaboration between the two Clubs.”
You can catch Oatley Lions each morning this week at Oatley and Mortdale Railway stations and on Saturday, August 11 at Oatley, Oatley West and Mortdale shops.