Donate to Vinnies’ Drought Appeal
Ben is a young farmer who recently suffered a health problem that led to Vinnies stepping in to support him and his family.
“My wife and I have been coping with drought conditions since 2011. We’re not ones to ask for help but it’s gotten to a point where we decided we needed to accept some assistance from Vinnies.”
Since 2011, Ben has had to sell off all his cattle and change to farming sheep and goats as a means to better survive the drought conditions.
After rupturing one of his eyes, Ben has been unable to complete all the farm work he was previously responsible for, with his wife needing to step in to get it done. This has created further financial and emotional stress.
“Vinnies kindly offered to pay for my medical bills, as this was an added expense we simply couldn’t afford on top of running the farm and providing for our two children.”
Ben is just one of hundreds of farmers that Vinnies is supporting through the drought.
Please donate so we can continue to be there for people like Ben.