Local Chinese help farmers
CBD-based Federation of Chinese Associations Vic (FCA) reached out to drought-stricken farming communities of NSW and QLD with a further $40,886 donation on September 23.
With more than $100,000 now raised, the association presented a cheque at Collingwood Town Hall to help farmers retain their homes, their businesses and their mental health.
“Our Chinese community in Australia is deeply concerned about the future of our Australian farmers,” said FCA president Junxi Su.
“This as a national problem and one that ethnic communities such as ours can make a positive contribution towards helping to further build steps towards integration and cohesion."
"We see the FCA as leading the way in bringing the plight of everyday Australians to its people.”
“At the end of the day, we are all working together to make Australia a better place for the future of our children and if Australians like our farmers hit hard times, then it is upon all of us to lend a helping hand,” Ms Su said.