Qantas Cooperate Farm Rescue in Dunedoo, 11 to 16 November, 2019.
Qantas Cabin Crew Volunteers partnered with Rural Aid and the Farm Rescue team to spend 5 days in the Dunedoo community helping on a number of projects in the area. Twenty Five volunteers and support staff worked on 4 farms and helped with fencing, building a shed, gardening and farm work. There was also a team working on community project in the town including tree planning, building a garden and outdoor class room at the local primary school, working with the Men’s Shed on improvements to their building and building a shelter at Urbary to house the Urbary Church Bell. (The church burnt down in the Sir Ivan bush fires but they managed to save the bell)
The impact of the town was amazing and there were not too many people in the local community that didn’t know we were in town
Dunedoo was selected as its residents, whilst struggling in the current drought are also still recovering from the Sir Ivan bushfire of 2017. The fire burnt for several weeks after it was started by a lightning strike in February. It destroyed more than 30 homes and killed thousands of livestock, costing the region millions of dollars in damages. Whilst the community have certainly made progress, there is still much work to be done.