'Tipping point': Farmers crippled by drought dealt 'last nail in the coffin'

An emotional Facebook post has called for people to donate to a worthy cause; farmers who are struggling more than ever after the recent fires.

The post explains the recent bushfires in Queensland were the “last nail in the coffin for our struggling farmers”.

“Whilst the media attention has subsided, our farmers are still doing it tougher than ever,” Drought Angel’s wrote on Facebook.

“Our farmers were struggling mentally and we are afraid that this will be a tipping point.”

The Facebook post is asking people to donate to the Drought Angels Crisis Fund, all money raised going towards supplying fresh water for farmers.

“You may have also seen some noise about rural towns soon having no water supply,” the Facebook post says.

“Could you imagine, no fresh water to drink or even shower with.. It’s pretty tough out there and we are urging you tonight to chip in to give our farmers some comfort.

“To let them know that they can count on us when they are in their darkest place.”

Right now, rural towns around Australia could running out of water in months.

In Stanthorpe, Queensland, four homes were destroyed in the recent fires, and the town could completely run out of water by Christmas.

Drought Angels have already raised over $20,000, with hopes of reaching $75,000 by September 30.

Bushfire near the rural town of Canungra in the Scenic Rim region of South East Queensland, September 6, 2019. Source: AAP Image / Regi Varghese.

“With over 100 fires still burning across Australia, Drought Angels wants to lend a hand and we are calling for you, the Australian public, to help us,” the Crisis Fund page says.

“We have watched it all over the news, seen the drought coverage many times, thought to ourselves ‘gee, it can’t get much worse for those farmers, but what can I do’?”

Drought Angels are only asking for $5 - “the cost of the average cup of coffee”, to help the desperate farmers.

“You can play a part in supporting our rural communities in their time of need.”

Bushfires caused mass devastation at the start of September across NSW and Queensland.

-With AAP.

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