Several of the quiet majority, all very busy people, have been toiling away during this hectic time of year to help out their fellow farmers and grape growers who were devastated by the recent fires in the Adelaide Hills. Of their own volition, these self-motivated volunteers have been collecting, sorting, sizing, bundling and carting unwanted Riverland vineyard posts in their utes and trailers to help in the massive task of re-establishing the fences and farms of those who lost so much.
Robert Gilles, Ian Schroeber, Don Heward and Omar Najar have been working together in the Berri Monash area to make it happen. Several semi-loads have already been despatched from the Waikerie area by un-named others. Pickering Transport has taken one semi-load of 2,000 posts down.
That’s a great show of Riverland Spirit. Those at the other end though need hundreds of thousands of posts. If you feel compelled to assist with posts or transport or sorting and sizing, contact Kate at Riverland Wine and she will liaise with the volunteers’ team to help our neighbours in the Hills and Valleys. What better way to spread the word about the region and its fine wines and people! Kate’s number is 8584 5861 or better still, email your details and what you have to offer to firstname.lastname@example.org