Drought Angels embark on rescue mission from Chinchilla to Ilfracombe

29 May 2015

A semi-trailer full of supplies is making its way from Chinchilla, to the town of Ilfracombe, near Longreach, this week on a mission to help more than 108 regional families through the drought. 

 

Drought Angels spokesperson Natasha Johnston said the Ilfracombe run was supported by local businesses Ausco Modular and Erb Bros Transport and a number of other donors from across Australia. 

 

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Lee Booker prepares the supplies ready for transporting.

 

She said the organisation’s convoy, supplied for free by Erb Bros Transport, would be loaded up at Ausco Modular’s Stayover on Zeller Street with much-needed food, water and other donations for the Ilfracombe community.

 

“While other parts of Queensland have received much needed rainfall, Ilfracombe has been left dry, and locals are beginning to lose hope – they need our help,” Ms Johnston said.

 

“Queensland farmers are the lifeblood of our state and at the moment many of them are struggling to put food on the table so we need to give them all the support we can.”

 

Ausco Modular Stayover Village Manager Lee Booker said the company placed a huge focus on supporting regional communities was proud to work with local volunteer organisations like the Drought Angels.

 

“We are committed to supporting the important work of these groups and the communities we are a part of, especially during times like this when they are doing it tough,” Mr Booker said.

 

“Many of our staff are locals and have a number of family and friends in the far west and other drought affected regions, so we recognise how important our support is to them.”

 

Drought Angels is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2014 to assist Queensland farmers in need. For more information on Drought Angels or to donate contact droughtangels@gmail.com or search ‘Drought Angels’ on Facebook.

 

Media contact: For more information or to organise an interview, please contact Siobhan Davey at PPR Brisbane on 07 3309 4721.