Rural Aid Launches Mates Rates for Farmers

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The term ‘Mates Rates’ is synonymous with Australians everywhere and can be said, is a mainstay of Aussie culture. But instead of helping a mate out by saving them a few dollars, what if you could help a mate out even more, by donating a few dollars?

CEO of Rural Aid, John Warlters, has encouraged locals to continue to help out Aussie farmers, with the Mates Rates initiative.

“We’re great at lending a hand to mates in need here in Australia – it’s one of the best parts of our nation,” Mr Warlters said.

“Right now, our farmers are in need of some ‘Mates Rates’. Rural Aid is encour-aging the rest of the nation to dig deep to help out our farming families. By donating a few dollars to Rural Aid, you’ll help a farming family and their community get back on their feet after years of drought and devastating bushfires.”

Last financial year, Rural Aid distributed more than $28 million worth of fodder, water, financial assistance and counselling to farmers and towns in need of a helping hand.

Donations from the Mates Helping Mates campaign will contribute to Rural Aid’s Stronger Futures program, a project that helps rejuvenate towns and surrounding farms.

The multi-pronged program provides the knowledge, resources and the heavy lifters to ensure rural communities are maxi-mizing their full potential.
The Mates Helping Mates campaign is a third of the way towards its target of $100,000.

“These generous donations will help to change the lives of our farming mates,” Mr Warlters said.

To make a donation, visit www.ruralaid.org.au/mates-helping-mates

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