Born from the need to assist women and families during times of crisis, the Public Rural Crisis Fund has been an initiative of the Queensland Country Women’s Association since 1990. This fund not only supports families suffering from drought, flood or fire but is for all families experiencing any type of crisis.
The members of the QCWA are very proud to be able to offer this type of support to the women and their families suffering in this drought, an uncontrollable element of their daily lives. We are currently assisting farmers and their families with household support in every part of Queensland and approx. $300,000 has been spent each year to show our farmers we care and want to help. Our support is in the form of grocery vouchers, store credit or being able to pay some overdue accounts e.g. electricity, phone, doctor etc. Every dollar that is donated to us goes directly to those in need.