The Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid has launched a public appeal to provide resources to churches in regional NSW and southern Queensland to assist their communities affected by the drought.
The Vicar of Uralla Parish, Rev Brian Kirk commented that “the suddeness of this drought has caught many by surprise.” He went on to say that any help would be much appreciated but particularly prayer. He commended Christians to pray:
for farming families and businesses in rural communities
for farming families to make wise decisions
that Christians will not lose their faith in God.
Clergy and church members are proactively offering assistance to farming families by providing the following:
food and clothing vouchers
visiting to provide practical and emotional/pastoral support
free labour to assist with feeding of stock, maintenance, providing firewood, doing everyday chores etc.
fodder to feed stock
water for tanks & stock
free drought dinners
help to make decisions about what to do with stock
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