Cash cards to help Cowra's drought affected thanks to donation

Len Ryan and Mary McCloskey (St Vincent de Paul), Fran Stead (CINC), Major Cathryn Williamson (The Salvation Army) with Mayor Bill West.
Len Ryan and Mary McCloskey (St Vincent de Paul), Fran Stead (CINC), Major Cathryn Williamson (The Salvation Army) with Mayor Bill West.

A donation from Sydney's Murugan Temple will assist Cowra's farming community affected by drought and help spread a little cheer this Christmas.

With the Temple eager to raise money for a rural community, one of their members and a former employee of Cowra Council reached out to ask if council would assist in getting the donation to the people who need it.

Cowra Mayor, Councillor Bill West said council then selected different charitable organisations who could assist the community best.

"The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul and the Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre (CINC) were identified as organisations in Cowra best suited to identify those farming and farming-related members of the community in need," Cr West said.

CEO of CINC, Fran Stead, said the organisations chose to use Cowra Cash Cards to help farmers and keep the funds in the local community.

"On consultation with the other organisations, we decided to utilise Cowra Cash Cards as a good way of using the donation to assist local farming families as well as keeping the money in Cowra," CEO of CINC, Fran Stead said.

"We thank the members of the Sydney Murugan Temple most sincerely for this donation which will help drought affected members of the Cowra community."

Cowra Cash Cards purchased with the donation money have been distributed between the Cowra Salvation Army, Cowra St Vincent de Paul and the Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre.

Please contact these organisations for further information.