Rapid Relief Team visits Tullamore, Nymagee and Condobolin

Hundreds of farmers from across western NSW will be given a helping hand this week thanks to Operation Drought Relief which made its way to the region.

Rapid Relief Team (RRT) returned to the region on Tuesday to help drought-affected farmers in Tullamore, this time with 150 tonnes of cattle and sheep feed.

This is not the first time that RRT has supported local farmers, when last year they supported 200 farmers affected by the ongoing dry conditions.

The 2019 Operation Drought Relief will also stop in Nymagee and Condobolin to distribute 500-kilogram bulker-bags of supplement to each of the 300 farmers it expects to help.

Collectively, the 150 tonnes of high fibre pellets was transported 300 kilometres and will feed some 15,000 livestock for a week.


Peter Wiggins from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church said their values of care and compassion motivated them to help farmers doing it tough in drought-stricken NSW.

"We are acting now to support our state farmers with feed for cattle and sheep as drought continues in rural New South Wales," Mr Wiggins said.

"This is the thing we can do to help, so we are.

"Our values of care and compassion are what motivates us, which is why we want to support our farmers throughout this drought which poses a real risk to their livelihoods.

Mr Wiggins said volunteers were ready at 9am to help farmers collect their bulker bag of feed, and to offer a free burger and coffee to bring some comfort.

RRT is the charitable arm of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, and is made possible by church volunteers who lend a hand at emergency service operations, fundraisers, community events and more.

Every day in some small way, RRT volunteers offer a helping hand to those in need. For more information about the Rapid Relief Team, go to www.rapidreliefteam.org