The Catholic Voice has reported on the action of Catholic Schools across NSW who are helping the drought affected farmers. Schools are helping in a variety of ways, including fee relief, counselling and donations.
Catholic Schools Offices in Bathurst, Canberra-Goulburn, Lismore, Maitland-Newcastle, Wagga Wagga and Wilcannia-Forbes have all contributed to ease the burden on families affected by the drought.
Dallas McInerney, the CSNSW CEO highlighted that principals have always had the freedom to offer fee relief on a case by case basis. Requests are always handled with care and sensitivity.
Catholic Social Teaching advocates ‘preferential option for the poor’ meaning that Catholic communities should always attempt to assist those in financial hardship.
To find out more about what each diocese is doing to help, you can read the full article from the Catholic voice HERE