RFCS offers help with disaster relief options

By Jason Irvine

The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) NSW has issued a reminder to the state’s primary producers and other small business owners who have been affected by the current floods, that their local team members have their boots firmly on the ground to help and lend a hand.

RFCS NSW Executive Officer, David Galloway, said the ongoing wet weather in multiple regions across NSW is seeing farmers overwhelmed by the amount of rain, culminating in flooding, sodden ground and damage to crops, stock, infrastructure and equipment.

“When you’re in the midst of crisis, it can sometimes feel impossible to see a way out, especially when costs and interest rates are continuing to rise, and years of planned income are being simultaneously knocked out,” Mr Galloway said.

“But our locally embedded Financial Counsellors are here to help. No-one has to go it alone.

“Pick up the phone and talk to us. We can get in front of the banks, work through your disaster relief options, and get things sorted out together.”

Mr Galloway said RFCS NSW’s free service specialised in agriculture and rural small business financial management, and that the agency would guide people through the process of understanding the situation and developing an action plan.

If you’re a primary producer or small business affected by the floods, contact RFCS NSW on 1800 319 458 for more information, help and advice.

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