Evolution has taken part in our partner Rural Aid’s Inaugural Annual Giving Day to demonstrate support for our farming communities, their wellbeing and security. Rural Aid provides critical support including water, hay, financial, and counselling assistance to help farmers enduring drought, floods, fires, and impacts of COVID, including mental health impacts. They provide counselling services and community programs to create more sustainable and resilient rural communities. To tackle the mental health crisis amongst our farmers, Rural Aid reached out for support for their free on-the-ground counselling and financial relief services to water and hay donations through the National Giving Day. Rural Aid will match each donation dollar for dollar.
Evolution donated $75,000 to the cause which will support Aussie farming families in need, including those in our communities and afar, stimulate local economies, and keep homegrown produce on our tables. This funding formed just part of the amazing generosity that Australians showed for farmers doing it tough. Rural Aid received more than $1 million in donations on their first Giving Day, as well as messages of love and support
Ongoing works/ updates: Rural Aid initially had a target of $750,000, but that goal was beaten around lunchtime on Giving Day. Rural Aid CEO John Warlters commented,