May 5 – 11, 2019
Murrurundi in the upper Hunter region of NSW, the town with no water, was the location for our second Farm/Community Rescue for the year. Fifty Farm Army volunteers were joined by 11 musicians from the Australian Army Band Sydney for a week of hard work, fun and camaraderie.
We worked on 4 farms, 6 community project, visited 12 schools in the region giving away musical instruments as part of our Gift of Music program. The Army band also attended most of these school entertaining kids from grade 1 to 12. They also put on 2 community concert of the volunteers and the town. We also delivered hay to 40 farmers in 2 hay drops and had a Rural Aid councillor available to talk to Farmers. This holistic approach to helping Rural towns is delivery great outcomes for these communities.
On the 4 farms we helped repaired or replace approx. 3km of fencing and repaired and serviced farm equipment. In the town we worked at 2 schools and a preschool, painting, paving, gardening and landscaping. On the community projects we painted, built fences, gardened and landscaped to give the town a little face lift.
It was another great week. We definitely lifted the spirits of a town that is doing it tough.