Pet store mounts drought relief collection for Christmas
A Umina pet store has launched a drought relief collection for Christmas.
Paws on the Coast is seeking donations of tinned goods, long life food items and pet food to bolster its drought relief Christmas hamper campaign.
Co-founder Ms Jody McKinnon said Paws on the Coast staff and volunteers had been fundraising to have water delivered to struggling farmers in Tamworth and had so far seen two water carriers deliver 17,000 litres to two farmers in need.
"We hope to continue doing this.
"While we know it won't fix the drought, we couldn't stand by and do nothing knowing our fellow Aussies that are suffering," she said.
Ms McKinnon said the Christmas hampers would be delivered with the next water deliveries.
She said that coordinating the fundraising for the water while simultaneously sourcing goods for the hampers was proving difficult.
She was asking anyone who could spare food items or other goods to drop them into Paws on the Coast's Umina storefront to be added to the hampers.
"Any donations of Australian tinned fruit, nuts, savoury crackers, Christmas crackers, pet food, Christmas paper plates/napkins or anything that won't melt will be so appreciated," she said.
Media release, 26 Nov 2019
Jody McKinnon, Paws on the Coast