Nutrien Ag Solutions has today announced a donation of $100,000 to BlazeAid to support the recovery of fire-impacted rural communities.
BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works alongside rural families to help rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.
Managing Director Rob Clayton said BlazeAid is well-equipped to handle the complex logistics of distributing relief for bushfire events of this scale, and it will direct donated funds to where they are needed most. The donation is just one component of a significant effort by the organisation to support farmers and staff in their efforts to rebuild.
“These fires are devastating for rural and regional Australia, during what is already a difficult time for a sector heavily impacted by drought. The difference we have at Nutrien Ag Solutions is our people and the on-farm, practical skills that they have. We want to pitch in and help out however we can, to help get farms and communities working again,” Mr Clayton said.
“While every dollar will make a difference in this massive task, we know it is our network’s local understanding and support of impacted growers that will be the most valuable contribution we can make to the recovery process.”
Nutrien Ag Solutions staff members who wish to volunteer their time and work in a BlazeAid camp will be supported by the company.
“And our global colleagues have also put their hands up to help, with employee financial contributions to the cause to be matched dollar-for-dollar by Nutrien.”
He said as a business, Nutrien Ag Solutions is focused on working directly with impacted clients and staff on a case-by-case basis. “We want to assure our customers that we’ll work with them to rebuild. With the fires still burning, and many just beginning to understand how they have been impacted, we know this will take time.”
Mr Clayton emphasised that Nutrien Ag Solutions is all about people, so its focus is on ensuring that clients and staff are given the support they need.
Susan McNair, phone 0439 389 202