The Bale Out Fodder Appeal has delivered more than 35 tonnes of hay to help victims of the Wunghnu Complex fire feed stock.DARREN LINTON February 28, 2014 5:23am
The fire burned through more than 9000
The fire destroyed about 500 bales on his Labuan Rd dairy and cropping property.
‘‘That kept them going for a little while, every little bit helps,’’ he said.
Mr Simpson said a church group from Kyabram also helped out for a day clearing damaged fencing.
‘‘We’re still cleaning up, still picking up trees and pulling out stumps,’’ he said.
The Bale Out Fodder Appeal closes today, but organiser Don Butler said money already banked would be used to continue to provide emergency feed where it was needed.
To date, 72 large bales have been distributed in the fire-affected areas.
News readers helped out the appeal on Friday last week, with 10¢ from every newspaper copy sold going to help the fire recovery.
‘‘The response has just blown me away, I’ve never done anything like this in my life,’’ Mr Butler said.
‘‘The number of donations from the public has been amazing.’’
Victorian Farmers Federation has also been overwhelmed with the generosity shown to fire-affected communities across the state.
‘‘I’d like to publicly thank the hundreds of farmers, organisations and community groups who’ve banded together to donate semi loads of fodder to fire-affected farmers,’’ federation president Peter Tuohey said.
‘‘People have offered to donate more than 1600 tonnes of fodder, far exceeding our expectations.’’
The federation and Lions Club volunteers had co-ordinated delivery of 700 tonnes to about 89 properties in the Morwell, Yarram, Buchan, Bonang, Kilmore-Wallan and Wunghnu regions.
The late Margaret 'Dharrul' Wirrpanda has joined Mooroopna's Alf 'Uncle Boydie' Turner as an inductee this year into the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll.
Paradise Queen owner Travis Smith is preparing to take on hundreds of runners at this year’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival to be held on October 18-19.
Goulburn Valley Fins and Fenders Car Club is getting ready to host its second annual Show and Shine event at Tatura Racecourse on Saturday, October 18.
Residents are being warned they could face severe penalties if out of control burn-offs damaged someone else’s property.
The Nanneella hall and recreation reserve committee is inviting everyone to join its clearance sale on October 25.
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Developer of the Elloura estate wants to build another road to Buckley Park among other changes.
Terry Hogan has stood down as Mayor of Jerilderie Shire due to an ongoing battle with cancer.
Heathcote Community House staff are encouraging people to send a postcard to show their support.
Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs Tim Bull visits Cobram to assist councils and incumbent MP.
Keen Deni Ute Muster fans rolled into town early for the weekend's event.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Last week's Coledale poll dorset stud ram sale was the best in the stud's 45-year history.
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