Thanks to the generosity of the Gerringong Community we have already distributed $12,500 in the form of 25 load'n'cards, each to the value of $500 to farmers who experience severe hardship. Some of the comments from farmers:
‘just letting you know that the debit card I received was spent on stock feed at the Goulburn produce’,
‘we are struggling farmers, my husband and myself with two young children and to receive this load’n’go card was delightful. At first we were unsure whether to use it but after a few sleepless nights of worry about a phone call from the transport company we use to move our produce, I decided to pay in full the overdue and very much outstanding account which we were struggling to meet. With the amount still on the card, this will help with some household expenses and maybe some on the little ones. We could not thank the Rotary Club enough for this generous gift, this has been a relief financially.’
We now have collected another $5,500 to help farmers and their families over the often stressful Christmas period. We would like to increase this to $6,000 so any further donations will be gratefully received.