Letter: Salvation Army gets behind battling farmers

The Salvation Army is urging the Australian public to support relief efforts for drought stricken farmers who are battling the worst drought in over 100 years.

The Salvation Army’s Rural Chaplains and Personnel are currently in drought-affected areas conducting regular visits to farmers and rural communities and helping them in any way they can by distributing food hampers, helping with bill payments and other financial expenses, assisting with farm and household jobs, and providing emotional and practical support.

It is hard to comprehend the horrific circumstances many farmers are dealing with right now.

It’s only when you see the tears that you get real a sense of how broken and hopeless the situation has become.

We are seeing farmers going without their medication to pay for the needs of their livestock. Many are starting to seriously wonder what the future holds for them.

Having supported farmers for more than 100 years, the Salvos realise just how important hope is for those who don’t have it during these difficult times.

Across the country, The Salvation Army, through its Rural Chaplains and regional Corps, are providing essential services for farmers in need but there is so much more that needs to be done.

To support The Salvation Army’s work with farmers and communities affected by the drought, call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).

Rusty and Dianne Lawson, 

Rural Chaplains for The Salvation Army