Jimboomba church fundraising for drought stricken farmers

JC FAMILY Church members will use willing hearts and a spacious carpark to raise money in support of drought stricken Australians.

COMMUNITY MINDED: JC Family Church board member Lynda Glasbergen with assistant pastor Jamie Sharp ahead of the car boot sale in October. Photo: Jacob Wilson

COMMUNITY MINDED: JC Family Church board member Lynda Glasbergen with assistant pastor Jamie Sharp ahead of the car boot sale in October. Photo: Jacob Wilson

The Jimboomba church is holding a car boot sale on Saturday, October 13, from 7am to raise funds for Drought Angels to distribute to farmers doing it tough in outback Australia.

Church board member Lynda Glasbergen said it was important to support farmers going through a period of uncertainty.

“The drought is a huge problem. We are comfortable here (in Jimboomba) after a nice bit of rain over the weekend so the drought tends to slip from your mind,” she said.

“It is one of the worst droughts in history.”

There will be a sausage sizzle, cake stall, op shop display and cafe open at the car boot sale.

Chicks Conquering Cancer will donate a number of items from their op shop to support the cause.

The church will also have a milk can on site to accept donations.

Assistant church pastor Jamie Sharp said a community minded approach could make a significant impact to vulnerable people’s lives.

“You never know what difference a little hope will make to families when they have nothing. The smallest gesture can make a massive difference,” he said.

“You don’t have to go too far to see the impact of drought...when you talk to people in Stanthorpe they say it is hitting them.”

Ms Glasbergen said Drought Angels had a proven track record of delivering outcomes.

“They are an agency with their feet on the ground. They know what is happening,” she said.

At least 10 cars are expected to feature in the car boot sale, at a cost of $15 per car.

The car boot sale will be held at the church carpark on the corner of Tamborine and Merton Street, Jimboomba.

For inquiries contact 0419 469 969.

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