Camels for Drought Relief is a unique initiative to raise money for affected farmers, station owners and other Australians in our worst ever recorded drought in history.
Camels were brought into Australia in the late 1800's to help build the outback. Unfortunately, many pastoralists now see camels as a pest. Camels for Drought Relief is about camels fulfilling their original purpose in Australia - building the outback.
Evan Casey and Hannah Purss will be trekking nearly 2000 kilometres, from Alice Springs to Port Pirie , from July - November 2014 with their wild camels and camel wagon to raise funds and awareness for Aussie Helpers (aussiehelpers.org.au)
"Brian and Nerida Egan established Aussie Helpers on 21 May 2002 to help fight poverty and lift the spirits of those severely affected by drought in the outback.
From what they saw around them and what they heard from people in the bush Brian and Nerida felt that no organization was doing anything significant to help families
suffering the full effects of the worst drought in living history."
"The beneficiaries of Aussie Helpers activities are genuine people who are going through really tough times. The majority of the people Aussie Helpers deal with would not ask for help nor expect it. Once these farmers get back on their feet the flow on will benefit the rural communities and country towns."
If you would like to help us PLEASE DONATE HERE
Otherwise if you would like to come along for part of this trek or you cant help financially but can assist in another way, or just have a question, please don't hesitate to contact us.
phone: 0408 026 937 or 0457 250 596