In one of the driest countries on the planet, there will always be farmers who need assistance feeding their animals and fighting for their livelihood.
In June 2013 after reading the plight of Queensland farmers who were destroying their cattle and some being forced off their land, Charles Alder found he needed to do something about this problem. They needed to find out how best they could help those in this terrible situation.
After making calls to agriculture industry groups and speaking to others, and with a lifetime of experience in marketing, it was decided to create a fundraising program that explained exactly what Australians could do to help.
Why not ask Australian’s to “Buy a Bale of Hay“.
Since this the first hay drive in September 2013, the program has delivered over 160,000 bales of hay across 4 states.
But the Buy a Bale program has become more than fodder.
Today the Buy a Bale campaign is part of the charity Rural Aid, formed by Charles and Tracy to expand services and support to rural communities not only suffering through natural disasters but communities that need help remaining in existence, our rural communities are disappearing and need help.
How your dollars can help:
$20 buys a small bale of hay and helps transport it to the affected areas
$60 buys 3 x $20 gift cards to help put food on the table
$100 buys a large bale of hay
$500 buys 5 large bales of hay
$1000 buys 10 large bales of hay
$5700 buys a single-trailer load of hay
$9500 buys a semi-trailer load of hay and transport it to an affected area. (up to 900 km)
There’s a variety of other ways you can help. Hit their website or Social Media to learn how you can lend a hand to our Aussie farmers in need.