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Aussie Truckie Organising Massive Convoy To Deliver Water To Farmers

Aussie Truckie Organising Massive Convoy To Deliver Water To Farmers

Farmers have been calling on the government for months to give them a helping hand as the effects of the drought get deeper and deeper.

The Morrison government unveiled $100 million worth of funding in different packages for those doing it tough, however they're still needing more.

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Well, one Aussie has taken it upon himself to help farmers and he needs people's help along the way.

Credit: Sunrise
Credit: Sunrise

Mike Williams is organising a massive convoy of trucks to help deliver much-needed water to farmers west of Sydney.

"I'm absolutely fed-up with looking at what's going on in our country and everyone crying about it but no one actually doing anything," he told Sunrise.

"I'm doing it to show the farmers someone cares, to give them a reason to keep trying."

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He wants to send 100 trucks from the city to areas that need help the most and he needs people who can either donate money or water as well as drivers and owners of trucks who would be happy to lend their time and vehicle for the cause.

Credit: Sunrise
Credit: Sunrise

He says there has already been more than $8,000 in donations, four trucks and and people have started coming forward with other donations as well.

Mr Williams isn't the only one who is pressuring the government to step up their game.

A person living in country New South Wales started an account called The West Is Waiting and in two weeks it has gained more than 6,000 followers.

The person who started the account told LADbible: "No one's getting help. The help we need is in the form of cash.

"[The government] say they're throwing all this money into the bush but it's all for infrastructure and dams and things in the future.

Credit: The West is Waiting/Instagram
Credit: The West is Waiting/Instagram

"There's nothing for immediate help.

"They're talking up this Farmers Household Allowance and in all honesty, it's so hard to apply for, so they say they're going to make it simpler but at the moment it's just so hard to apply for."

There is a growing concern that this Summer will prove even harder for farmers, with hotter and drier temperatures expected to push people to the brink.

It's these people who are doing their best to get attention on communities that are doing it tough. What's nice to see is people getting behind these initiatives and hopefully providing a bit of relief.

Featured Image Credit: Sunrise

Topics: Inspirational, Community, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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