Buy a Bale – Elodus’ charity for 2015
Elodus Financial is proud to be supporting our farmers through the Buy a Bale charity for 2015.
In an ironic situation, Australian city folk are being asked to provide food and essentials to help drought affected farmers.
The Buy a Bale campaign and partner Frontier Services are raising funds for farmers to help cover groceries and essential items.
Through the Buy a Bale Farmers Card program, farmers are able to redeem donated funds with local rural businesses such as supermarkets, chemists and service stations. In rural Australia these are essential services and purchasing groceries in suburban Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne and trucking them is costly and damages rural businesses. The Farmers Card concept directly injects cash into rural towns.
The month of September is Great Outback BBQ month and Elodus will be holding a major fundraising event to support this worthy cause. More details to come on this event!
According to Charles Alder coordinator of Buy a Bale the situation is becoming more critical by the day. “Banks are now hovering over previously viable properties, recent frosts have killed off any available feed and diesel tanks are running dry. Just today we heard from a farmer that is experiencing drought with over 60 other farmers in his immediate area all desperate for assistance. The situation is critical, drought is a winter and summer issue.”
You can donate at any time via this link, and watch out for more details on our fantastic event in September!