Help Team Australia raise funds for The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners
We're off to a great start with raising funds for the next Burrumbuttock Hayrunners Hay delivery, and the awesome members #teamaustralia and the greater STEEM community are already gathering around to lend a hand in whatever way they can.
What are we doing?
We're raising funds to sponsor a truck which will take a load of hay deep into the drought-stricken farming areas of Eastern Australia (New South Wales and Queensland). For several years there has been a severe shortage of rainfall in many areas, and farmers in some regions are facing ruin if there isn't any relief for them soon. We're joining the spirit of generosity by raising funds through the Steem community, to send a truck load of hay to one of these farming communities.
This is what they're about (from the hayrunners.com website)..
BHR is about mates helping mates in a time of need. Farmers impacted by drought often struggle to ask for help and many due to the financial strain of trying to keep the farm afloat also battle mental health issues.
All hay is donated from generous farmers all over Australia. The money fundraised and held in the Rotary Club bank account is used to fuel the trucks that transport the donated hay. No one in the Burrumbuttock Hay Run group are paid a wage, everyone is volunteers. This includes all the truck drivers who also donate the use of their trucks & machinery to load and unload the hay.
How much do we need?
We need to raise $2500. It's a big ask, but I wholeheartedly believe that if we all pitch in with whatever we can, that $2.5K will be a walk in the park. What this does is pay for fuel for a truck load of donated hay, as well as for a reusable STEEM banner (currently being designed) to fix onto the truck to promote STEEM to the Australian communities who see the truck on its journey. It is a great way to promote the power of STEEM at work in the real world. That banner can and will be reused. It will be generic so it fits in with any other promotional events which may be held in the future. But wouldn't it be great to keep it on a truck for every run the hay Runners hold in the future? We're working on that too!!
Why The Hay Runners?
We've chosen the Burrumbuttock Hayrunners to support because they're farmers who are helping fellow farmers in need, and do an amazing job of providing not only physical help, but also emotional support to the hundreds and hundreds of farmers who are struggling to keep their farms. They understand what the farmers are going through because many of them have been through similar experiences. A big aspect of their mission is to be a strong support system to those farmers who are struggling to stay up, and are dealing with mental health issues as well.
How are we doing this
We're doing this as one big team! Over the next few days and weeks, or however long it takes, you'll see #hayrunners posts, like this one, popping up on your feed from various members of the STEEM community, not necessarily just #teamaustralia members, but from those who have chosen to help our farmers. Some will be asking for donations or upvotes of which the liquid post rewards will be pooled and transferred to the @teamaustralia account for making the final payment to the Hay Runners to sponsor a truck, or more.
I have been in contact with Brendan Farrell, the found of The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners, in recent days, and the next run is being prepared for January 2019, and will be the biggest run they have doen to date, with more than 300 trucks needed, and will be heading deep into the drought-stricken area. More information is not available as yet, but this is going to be a huge undertaking, with lots of logistics to organise, and it is our privilege to be in a position to bring the STEEM community together to lend a hand. One truck really is the least we can do. I'd love to see two or three of more trucks sponsored by Steem. It will really make a big impression on how blockchain and crypto can make a real world difference.
How can you help
You can help in any way you like, be it an upvote, a resteem of a post, entering a competition to help raise funds... or make a small or large donation. Donations of any amount can be sent directly to @teamaustralia, and will go towards the $2500 we need to get the fuel in the truck with a banner on it. No contribution is too small. Let's start now!!
Now that you know what we're doing, it's time for you to jump on board and help me raise some STEEM for the Hay Runners. How would you like one of these?
I am donating my 2018 STEEM Silver Round #665/1500, and raffling it off to one lucky winner, including shipping anywhere worldwide. All it will cost you is 1 STEEM or SBD per ticket, with all proceeds going to the Hay Runners fundraising drive. Transfers need to be made to @bmj with Hayrunners raffle" in the memo.
There is no limit to the number of tickets to be sold, so buy as many as you like. When this post pays out, I will conduct a draw on Discord to find a winner.
All liquid rewards for this post will also go toward the Hay Runners fundraising drive, as will the liquid rewards for any post I publish using the #hayrunners tag. If you like, you could do the same.
Help me get the word out, and show you support with a resteem of this post, and help us show Australia the STEEM community really can make a difference to the lives of people out in the real world.
Oh, and don't forget to buy a ticket!!!
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Thank you all for your support!