Hi to all,
Just an insight into why I started up City Slickers Appeal. I have 4 children and in February last year my house burnt down due a electrical fault in the roof. My wife, the 3 of my kids who were home and myself just got out alive in a matter of seconds, we lost everything.
We did not have the whole house insured due to just doing an extension and not adding it on to our insurance. We were left with nothing. So with the support of family, friends and the community all over they helped us in every way. Beds, accomodation, money, kids clothes, our clothes, demolition and so on. But most of all was a smile and a positive outlook for the future.
I would not of got through this unless I had my wife, my kids and my friends, family and community to help me through this. I always said I would give back. So here I am. There are going to be people who second guess City Slickers Appeal but the people that know me, know I wear my heart on my sleeve and would give my shirt of my own back for anyone or what ever they need to get them through it like I was given.
I work a 6 day a week job to support my family so this appeal is something I will be doing on the side with the help of Sally, Carly and many friends. If you would like to donate, donate. If you would like to come and donate your own gifts, do it. I want this. The more people that get involved the more people we can help. This is a 110% non profit appeal.
Not just bales of hay but water, food, clothes, a hug to these people. That’s all they want and that’s what I needed when I was down and out.
So if you want to come on our journey and help, please come.
Keep posted on the City Slickers Appeal Facebook page.
And if you know someone who is doing it tough, let’s all help.
Just want to help others.
I have always had a soft spot for the farming community. They are generally salt of the earth people who would take the shirt off their own back to help others. I saw Wade posting on Facebook about how he was going to start helping the farmers by taking supplies out to them. I then saw how interested people were in contributing but knew that Wade was organizing this whilst also trying to support his family and Sally was trying to work also. I messaged Wade and told him I was happy to help out in any way that I could and that was it… Game on. The snow ball kept rolling and City Slickers Appeal grew extremely quickly. I am a stay-at-home mum of 4 kids as well as running the paperwork side of our own business so I have just been trying to work on City Slickers around that. I love how people can see where their contribution is going or head out to the drops with us to see it first hand. I look forward to working alongside Wade, Sally and team as the City Slickers Appeal continues on helping drought affected communities.
Due to the Drought, their farm has not been providing an income.
Hence my Father more recently residing in Sydney to work.
After having a beer with ‘Dad, hearing first hand the disparity and knowing he wanted to give back, Wade had made his decision how to!
He called me one evening, knowing the love I have for the land. And asked if I’d be interested in helping.
A Country girl at heart, with Farming so very close & dear to me, I was on board!
110% committed with my full concern & support intended to help our fellow Australian Country Men & Women of Farming Industries suffering the affects of Drought – in any way I can.
The very next day Wade named our charity. We created the page email etc. and ‘the City Slickers Appeal’ was born.