Aussie Helpers Ltd is a non profit registered charity that has been operating since 21 May 2002.
The charity is operated by some forty volunteers working in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and have assisted farmers in Tasmania and Western Australia. These volunteers fully embody the spirit of volunteering, freely giving their own time and expertise (in many cases at their own expense), they have created a charitable association that is strongly supported by local communities including citizens and small business's, many of whom have donated and supplied goods and services to enable Aussie Helpers to achieve its goal of "helping to fight poverty in the bush".
This bonding of ordinary people and the business community has created a feeling in the community of a profound sense of community spirit which has made it a priority to help others less fortunate and those who are going through tough times.
Aussie Helpers impact on the people and places that we connect with andis fully verified by the hundreds of letters we receive each year from farming families assisted by Aussie Helpers.
Aussie Helpers visits to farming families are not meant to solve any major problems however at times just knowing that someone cares about them and their difficult situation in the bush offers a little hope of better days ahead.
Many people are astounded that such an organization such as 'Aussie Helpers' even exist let alone does what it does for people in the bush.
The beneficiaries of Aussie Helpers activities are genuine people who are going through really tough times. The majority of the people Aussie Helpers deal with would not ask for help nor expect it. Once these farmers get back on their feet the flow on will benefit the rural communities and country towns.
Aussie Helpers have proven beyond doubt that if people are fully committed to a worthwhile cause the local communities will embrace the organization that in turn instills a sense of pride, even if they are not a member of the organization, that people can relate to what is being achieved in their communities.
The long term effect of the work done in all aspects, counseling, visits, excursions, human food, stock feed and work with unwanted homeless people all culminate into building and strengthening the families in the bush, the farming communities the country people and the country towns.
|Amazing statistics of Aussie Helpers work in the bush|
During the drought
More than 3,000 farming families assisted in varying ways
Victorian bushfire 2009
Aussie Helpers answered the call for help with stock feed for farmer severely
affected by these terrible bush fires in Victoria. The wonderful farmers on the
Darling Downs in Queensland came to the aid of Aussie Helpers and donated
more than a quarter of a million dallors of stock feed which Aussie Helpers
transported to Victoria using about twenty B-doubles to cart the stock feed.
Aussie Helpers also assisted with goods such as food and personal hygiene
goods as well as clothing and linen.
Thank you Queensland Farmers!
95 Farms Helped back to a workable farm
Over 250 Volunteers from all of Australia
11,000 work hours were done on these farms
Farm Houses were restored
Fencing materials, tools, water tanks etc were replaced
Farm Machinery repaired
2011 Barcaldine Bush Fires 1.5 million Hectares burnt
Over 40 farms visited
fencing material replace
over 342 tonne of stock feed replaced
toys, food and personal hygiene products freely given away
2012 floods in Queensland and Newsouth Wales
49 volunteers restoring farms
5000 work hours on these properties
15 farms helped back to workable condition
buildings and farm houses restored
150 km of fencing replaced or repaired
food, clothing,personal items,toys freely given away
Machinery repaired, Stock yards repaired
Welding and electrical work carried out
Some video links below
Aussie Helpers Ltd
Australian Head Office
PO Box 405
Charleville QLD 4470
Australia Wide Ph: 1300 665232 24/7 Fax: 03 5884 3116