Australia's Muslim Community Donates Truckloads Of Water And Hay To Drought Affected Queensland
Truckloads of water and hay have been sent to Stanthorpe in Queensland to help those struggling with the drought.
Australia's Muslim community organised the massive fundraising effort, which has seen 20 semi-trailers carry much needed materials to farmers doing it tough.
In total, according to Channel 7, there was 438 bales of hay and 190,000 litres of water delivered by Muslim Aid Australia over the weekend.
The group's spokesman Riyaad Ally told 7News.com.au, he's really happy with how everyone came together for a common cause.
"Everybody just wanted to unite. We had really amazing support from not only our donor base, but other organisations' donor bases that all came together," he said.
"It was amazing. The people there, they couldn't thank us enough for the support.
"At the end of the day, we don't need the thanks. We do this because we love it.
"We love to actually be with the people that we're supporting as well. We're all part of the same family and we're all trying to help each other out."
There are fears Stanthorpe could run out of water soon, so no doubt this delivery will provide much needed, short-term relief.
This isn't the first massive donation from the Muslim Aid Australia organisation. They organised 150 tonnes of hay to the Queensland town of Goondiwindi recently, giving the people up there a bit of breathing space as conditions heat up.
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