Drought Angels, founded by two women from Chinchilla and now overseen by three directors, provide food hampers, care packs, pre-paid cards, and personalised support to farmers affected by natural disasters. Their specialist support staff offer individualised, moral support, which co-founder and Director Natasha Johnston says is invaluable.
“Many Australian farms have been in the same family for generations, and never before have they experienced a drought, fires, health pandemic or flooding of the current magnitude, which can certainly take its toll on their mental health. Having a charity that offers moral support and financial relief through difficult times is really necessary, especially in the lead up to Christmas,” she said. “The fact that Antola Trading wants to help spread the awareness of what is happening in these communities, is nothing short of wonderful and we are so grateful.
“We are thrilled to support Drought Angels. Antola Trading champions rural communities by naming every shirt after an inspirational woman doing amazing things in regional Australia. Each of our shirt stories shares incredible stories of passion and strength. It made perfect sense for Antola to partner with Drought Angels. They are a great example of women making a difference in their rural communities,” said Antola Trading Marketing Manager Kate Munsie.
Natasha Johnston and Nikki Blackwell established Drought Angels in 2014 after hearing stories of struggling farmers who were unable to put food on their own tables. The early days saw them loading up a ute and trailer and setting off with purpose in their heart to help struggling farmers. Six years later, Drought Angels have managed to assist over 4500 farmers across 1166 towns in Australia.
The month-long donation from Antola Trading will contribute to Drought Angels’ Buy A Farmer Christmas Lunch campaign aimed at raising money enclosed as a gift card sent to farming families, wishing them a very Merry Christmas.
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