The Smith family story
Ben and Jane Smith* are Producers in the Lismore region. They have a young family with two toddlers and a baby. This beautiful family are like many who have been affected by the catastrophic floods in March 2022. Their home was washed away (pictured), they lost a large portion of their farm income, plus, their off farm business was badly affected.
Jane is still noticeably overwhelmed with the magnitude of the damage to not only the house, but also the property. Fences have been ripped out, paddocks flattened. Cattle yards, sheds, and tragically the family home, were no match for the force of the torrents.
Thanks to generous supporters, Drought Angels have been able to provide some short-term relief to this family including a Mastercard worth $1,500 and product worth $3,118 which was personally delivered by our Angels on The Road. Our Angels on the Phone team will call the family each month for the remainder of the year to check in and ensure that the mental health and well- being of this family is ok.
Drought Angels have helped 147 flood affected primary producers since March.
*Names changed to protect privacy