Granite Belt Water Relief have only been operating for a few months to provide desperately needed water to people in rural areas so that they can keep their animals alive in what has become the worst drought on record in the Stanthorpe and Granite Belt region.
Toowoomba based Wagners have stepped up to help the organisation with the donation of 12,000 litres of stock water and 12 water pods. These pods would have normally been headed to landfill, but now thanks to the generosity of Wagners they are being repurposed to help struggling rural families.
“I have had the opportunity to listen to the plight of these affected families. They are doing it really tough and I was not going to rest until I knew that there was help on its way. Sometimes it is as easy as asking for support. Most times people are only too happy to help if they know they have something to offer” said Joel Richters.
Russell and Sam Wantling and their dedicated team of volunteers run Granite Belt Water Relief which has already delivered between 100-150 thousand litres of water per week to families in rural areas not connected to a town water supply.
“You only need to speak to Russell and see the expression of desperation on his face to understand how hard this drought is effecting the region” said Joel.
“You can see in his eyes the anguish at knowing the extent of the impact this drought is having. Today’s donation will be a relief to not only him but hundreds of families on the Granite Belt until the next big rains”.
If you need water for your animals, please call Granite Belt Water Relief on 0439 420 289 or reach out to them on Facebook.
Caption: DJ & LJ Darragh Crane Truck Hire loaded with 12,000L of water in pods from Wagners, ready to be delivered to Stanthorpe as stock water. Picture: Joel Richters.