Support to help Drought Angels
Chinchilla-based charity Drought Angels will receive $10,000 to continue to support families affected by natural disasters, thanks to the support of Shell and its dedicated staff.
Each year, Shell Australia offers staff the opportunity to identify a charity or community group of their choice for Shell to donate to on their behalf. More than $350,000 was raised for groups across the country in 2019, including $10,000 for Drought Angels.
In the past 12 months Drought Angels has assisted almost 4000 farming families with prepaid visas, hampers and care packs.
Drought Angels Operations Manager Jenny Gailey said the funds would help deliver additional prepaid visa cards to people in disaster affected areas needing financial support.
She said the visas gave individuals the power to make choices about how funds are best directed to support them and their families. They also have a positive impact on local businesses, driving additional economic activity in country towns that are doing it tough.
“This ripple effect has a greater impact in many ways, not just economically,” Jenny said.
“Seeing their community alive and thriving helps them through these extremely tough times.”
Elisa Hackney was one of many Shell staff who threw their support behind Drought Angels. Elisa has spent the last 20 years living in rural and remote Queensland and has witnessed first-hand how natural disasters can impact whole communities.
“So many of our staff have a connection to regional communities and just wanted to show our support for a great charity helping many Australians,” she said.
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