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Fencing and rye grass relief convoy to flood-impacted farmers


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Nov 23, 2022

ON Thursday, December 8, local charity Rapid Relief Team (RRT) will lead a convoy of trucks into Yea, Victoria, carrying ryegrass seed and wire fencing to donate to farmers.

The flood relief convoy, part of the RRT’s Farmers Community Connect (FCC) event, is carrying wire fencing and ryegrass seed for farmers impacted by the recent flood disaster. Farmers are invited to register ahead of time by calling 0457 185 330, visiting or emailing with registrations closing on December 1.

RRT director Lester Sharples said the RRT’s FCC relief event had come about following feedback from local flood-hit farmers that further assistance was needed.

“We have asked the local community what extra support was needed, and what we could do to help,” Mr Sharples said.

“We received feedback that ryegrass seed would be highly valued and provide a longer-term solution to help farmers get back on their feet.

“Wire fencing is also desperately needed in the area in the wake of the floods.”

Mr Sharples said the entire community were welcome to attend the FCC event.

“Alongside a free barbecue lunch and barista coffee, local support services including mental health support, rural financial counselling and veterinary support are available,” he said.

“It takes time to recover from such a traumatic event as the floods that hit Yea and the surrounding areas and the support services are there to help.”

The event will take place at the Yea Saleyards, 1 Flat Lead Road in Yea from 7am to 11am on Thursday, December 8.

The RRT delivers hope and relief to people across the globe with a service that is as diverse as the communities it serves. Whether it be fire, flood or humanitarian need, RRT expands their support services to meet the crisis at hand.

Globally, the RRT has more than 14,500 volunteers and operates in 14 regions across the globe including Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, France, the United States, Canada and Germany.

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