Karara is a small community 100 kilometres from Stanthorpe and 50 Klms from Warwick and is part of the Southern Downes Regional Council.
After meeting with Charee Aspinall who is the Community Development Officer and Pia Fletcher who is the Disaster Management Coordinator with the Southern Downes Regional Council, we were informed of the drought affecting the 41 properties in the Karara area. The property owners in this area are not receiving help from other quarters so the Barbara Cherry Foundation has stepped in.
The Barbara Cherry Foundation will be supplying the 41 properties with tankers of drinking water for their water tanks from September 2019 until January 2020 which will them be reviewed to see if their need is still relevant. The drinking water cannot be sourced from the Stanthorpe area making it very unaffordable to have water delivered to their homes.
The Barbara Cherry Foundation will be hosting a free BBQ on Saturday 12th October 2019, in the Karara Tavern, to bring together the local residents to build on to their already strong Community spirit and support of the Barbara Cherry Foundation.
The Barbara Cherry Foundation has been overwhelmed with the help from the Southern Downes Regional Council and was very impressed with the gracious thanks and appreciation from David Keenan the Chief Executive Officer who took the time to welcome The Barbara Cherry Foundation to the area.