Since September, David Evans Group has been tallying up donations of $2 from every pack of twine sold at its four Queensland outlets to present to Buy a Bale, a nation-wide appeal to support Australia’s rural communities and Aussie farmers during one of the toughest droughts experienced in the country.
The Buy a Bale drought appeal is providing meaningful support for farmers by delivering hay and other essential items to farmers who have no feed left for their cattle.
Every donation received by the Buy a Bale initiative has a far-reaching effect. Donations have arrived in many and varied forms; some people have elected to donate hay; truck drivers have donated their time and diesel; and some loads Buy a Bale pay for so they are feeding truckies and their families as well.
During the four-month campaign more than 1550 packs of twine were sold by David Evans Group’s four Queensland outlets. Thanks to their loyal customers, David Evans Group’s Dan Maloney was excited to present a cheque for $5,047 to Buy a Bale CEO Charles Adler on Friday 16 December at the David Evans Group Dealership, Toowoomba.
“It was a great result despite the late hay season, and we thank the efforts of our staff who championed the cause as well as Kubota Australia, who also chipped in and donated.
It’s always nice being involved in an initiative where you’re giving back to the community, and I believe the Buy-a-Bale appeal is exactly that.” Dan added
Charles said they were extremely grateful to have received this support from David Evans Group.
“Current dry conditions in many areas of Western Queensland have already this summer seen us move fodder as well as distribute hundreds of Christmas presents and hampers through local supermarkets.
“These funds will help us keep our support of these rural communities rolling into the new year,” added Charles.
David Evans Group General Manager Shane Ciurleo said his company sees this fund raising initiative as an opportunity to give back to the rural communities and farmers who have supported them over a period of change and restructure.