Dear District Governor David
I am writing to you as District Governor of District 9570, Australia.  Our District is located in Central Queensland and is 600,000 square kilometres in area.  To put this in perspective, it is approximately twice the size of Germany or almost the size of Texas, USA.  Since 2012 a large part of the District has been drought declared.  As we start 2020, our entire district is drought declared.  The drought has resulted in diminished crop growth and carrying capacity for livestock.   Apart from the environmental damage and cattle dying, water quality continues to decline.  The human cost includes financial loss and mental health issues, particularly suicide and depression.
Recently, our District along with other areas of Australia have experienced a bush fire crisis that experts describe as unprecedented.  This has resulted in homes being lost and businesses being destroyed.  Many of the farms that have been impacted by the fires have also been in drought for many years.
I am asking for donations to our Drought and Fire appeal within District 9570.  The money will be used to assist in the purchasing of water and food for livestock.
Money can be donated to the bank account below, which is being used to manage the District Disaster Response.
Account Name:                 Rotary Club of Pioneer Valley
Bank Name:                        Sarina Community Bendigo Bank
Banks Address:                 37 Broad Street, Sarina, 4737, Qld Australia
BSB:                                       633-108
Account Number:             154790984
Account address:              PO Box 46 (41 Mary Street), Mirani, 4754, QLD Australia
SWIFT Code:                       BENDAU3B
Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
Michael Buckeridge
Rotary International District 9570 Governor 2019-2020
+61 418 879 260
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