THE drought relief has been given a kick along thanks to one community organisation.
The Yanco Lions Club recently held a monster garage sale to aid the causing, raising almost $10,000 in the process.
With the drought’s grip continuing to worsen, the Yanco club decided they needed to help.
Club member Sue Ryan was thrilled to have raised such a grand total.
“We estimated at least 800 people came through the doors over the course of the weekend,” she said.
Items for the sale were donated by community members in the weeks leading up to the event and Lions members set about organising, sorting and pricing in anticipation.
On the day of the sale, all Lions members were on hand, as well as volunteers gave up their time to help out.
“It was a busy time setting up items outside and assisting the public that came in droves to buy some goodies, as there was something for everyone,” Mrs Ryan said.
“Since the garage sale, the Yanco Hall Committee, Leeton Physiotherapy Centre and a person wishing to remain anonymous have presented Yanco Lions with financial donations to go towards drought relief charities.
“Thank you to all who supported the sale.”
The money will be given to the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners and the Lions Need for Feed Disaster Relief.
“This is a wonderful result and we could not have reached this total without the very generous members of the community,” Mrs Ryan said.
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