RACQ Foundation supporting drought declared Queensland

RACQ Foundation has helped drought-stricken Queensland communities who were doing it tough and approved a further $50,000 in vital funding to continue its support of the Rotary drought relief program.

With more than half of Queensland drought declared, RACQ Foundation spokesperson Darryn Hammond said this was only some of work the organisation would carry out to assist impacted communities.

“We’ve all seen the heartbreaking images in the media of the impact of drought in rural Queensland,” Mr Hammond said.

“RACQ Foundation was established in 2011 to help Queensland community groups impacted by natural disaster, and this is certainly the largest natural disaster our State is currently facing.

“The recently approved funding by the Foundation to support Rotary’s drought relief efforts, follows more than $100,000 in drought-support funding for Queensland community groups in 2017.

“The Rotary program provides vouchers to farmers in need to purchase items in their local communities in towns including Mitchell, Roma, St George and Charleville.

“By ensuring the money stays local, RACQ Foundation can have a longer lasting impact on communities most severely impacted by drought.”

Community groups supporting drought relief efforts are encouraged to apply for funding by September 12.