Drought relief appeal

Support for drought-affected farmers and rural communities

The drought that is devastating wide sections of the nation is touching parts of the Brisbane Archdiocese. The South Burnett, Cherbourg, Somerset and Lockyer Valley regions are drought-declared. The Archdiocese is now helping our parishioners who are struggling on their drought-affected properties.

Every week, we welcome into our churches those people praying for rain to help the animals and the properties that are so dear to them. We pray with them and we now ask for your support to ease their struggle until rain arrives.

Gifts over $2 to this Archdiocesan Drought Appeal are tax-deductible. Donations will be designated to the farmers at All Saint’s Church in Roma who are experiencing significant challenges due to drought relief. As other areas are identified the appeal will extend to those areas.

Roma is 420 km west of Brisbane on the Warrego Highway. It is the second largest urban community in Western Queensland and serves an agricultural and pastoral district of sheep, cattle, wheat, fruit, grape, and dairy farming. It covers an area of 78 square kilometres, has a population of 7,000 people in the town with an additional 20,000 residents in the surrounding region.

Please donate today by calling Catholic Foundation staff on 07 3324 3200 or make a gift now online. Your support will go directly to those Archdiocesan families who are experiencing the worst of this drought.