BlazeAid urges farmers to call out for help with rebuilding

In the aftermath of the floods which have gone through the region recently, BlazeAid have announced they will be coming to Forbes to lend a hand in the new year.

BlazeAid will be opening a basecamp at the Forbes Showgrounds from January 4, 2022.

The volunteer-based organisation works with farmers and families in rural Australia after natural disasters such as flood and fire.

David Senior from BlazeAid said that volunteers were being organised to assist the Forbes region to clear and rebuild damaged fencing after the recent floods.

"BlazeAid has a great record of achievements working with farming communities in rural Australia in many parts of the country.

"Since 2009 more than 16,000 kilometres of fencing has been cleared and reconstructed with the value of work completed estimated to be in excess of one hundred and fifty million dollars," he said.

"BlazeAid volunteers work in disaster-affected areas for many months helping farmers and local communities."

"We look forward to working with farmers and the local community in this locality to help clear and reconstruct their fences following recent destruction caused by flooding," Mr Senior said.

BlazeAid is encouraging farmers and other residents of Forbes to avail themselves of the assistance to clear and rebuild their fences by registering with BlazeAid at the Forbes Showground.

Locals are urged to accept the help that will be available and not feel any reluctance in coming forward.

Local volunteers will also be welcomed with open arms, given the basecamp is expected to be working in the region for the coming months.

Farmers can register by contacting Camp Coordinator, David, on 0448 664 637 or register in person at the Forbes Showgrounds from January 6, 2022.

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