Severe drought has affected many Australian farmers this year, and Australia Post has joined with other major corporations in supporting drought relief efforts.
Australia Post has released a special edition Drought Relief stamp to help raise funds for Rural Aid, the charity behind the Buy a Bale campaign, with the aim of raising $200,000.
The postal operator has released 100,000 booklets, containing five $1 stamps with a special drought relief design. For each booklet sold Australia Post will donate $2 toward drought relief efforts.
"Our special edition stamp is about showing support for people across Australia affected by drought," - Australia Post Managing Director and Group CEO Christine Holgate.
In addition to flogging the Drought Relief stamp booklets, Australia Post is also:
Donating $100,000 to Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to help with relief efforts; and
Matching up to $100,000 in donations made by Australia Post Group employees via its Workplace Giving Program to four drought-relief charities – Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal, Rural Aid's Buy a Bale campaign, Lifeline, and Aussie Helpers.
Australia Post’s transport team have also been supporting Australian farmers:
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