Community spirit fuels 25th load for farmers

By McIvor Times

THE Pyalong Community House has continued its strong support of Aussie farmers after sending its 24th and 25th load of groceries, toiletries and other helpful items.

The latest load consisted of donations from the Kinglake East Uniting Church, Kilmore Marie Williams kinder, the Seymour East and Wandong kindergartens and the Goodstart Pre-school from Heidelberg.

“These donations, as well as the untold number of donations from the general public both local and further afield, are just mind-blowing,” Belinda Osmond said in the latest Pyalong Neighbourhood House newsletter.

“When we started helping two years ago we were sending up a 4WD filled to capacity with goods. Today, we needed two crew cab utes and an enclosed tradies trailer.”

Belinda said some of the stories the farmers have to tell are both heart-warming as well as heart-breaking, and any help is welcomed.

“We all know how tough and resilient Aussie farmers are, so for them to burst into tears when all the foodstuff is given to them, shows just how hard life has been for many of them,” she said.

“The Neighbourhood House will continue to collect goods but if it is more convenient other drop-off points are: the Pyalong General Store, Newspaper House in Kilmore and the Wallan Neighbourhood House.

“If you would like to donate any items to help our farmers please do so, and know that your generosity is very gratefully received and appreciated.”