TODD’S ANGELS: Massive $20k given towards drought relief
DROUGHT Angels has received a $20,000 donation to help with delivering financial and emotional support to struggling farmers and their families.
Farmbot business development manager Todd Donaldson presented the cheque to Drought Angels founder Natasha Johnston in Chinchilla on June 24.
Ms Johnston said the donation will change the lives of dozens of Australian farmers.
"Our services provide meaningful and personalised assistance to rural communities across Australia," she said.
"The generosity shown by the Australian farming community and Farmbot is incredible.
"This significant contribution will not only ensure our farming communities are supported financially and emotionally, but in many cases it's the help they need to keep them on the land."
The donation was raised through a Farmbot-led campaign which saw a $50 donation from Farmbot customers included in the regular sale price of Farmbot monitors, matched with an additional $50 from Farmbot.
Farmbot managing director Andrew Coppin said the donation was a result of the unique bond that families of the land share with each other.
"We are proud to be able to act as a conduit for a campaign which saw Aussie families digging deep to help each other," he said.
"Our nation relies on the agriculture industry to provide the food and fibre it needs to thrive and being a part of a movement to support our farmers is major highlight for us.
"We send our sincerest thank you to every one of our customers that contributed to this campaign."
Farmbot investor John Hancock contributed $10,000 as part of the donation.
"We are very pleased to support Drought Angels in the memory of my grandfather Lang Hancock, who for the first half of his life was a pastoralist in the northwest," he said.
The donation was a result of a two-month campaign running from December 2019 to mid-February 2020.