EVERYONE has made it safe and sound to Longreach.

A welcoming party was there to greet the Eat Dirt Drought team after their 14-odd hour trip from Murgon.

Spokesman Paul Kemp said everyone was excited to be there.

"There wasn't any cheering that I heard but a lot of people were here to greet us," he said.

"People will be coming in this afternoon to collect goods and supplies at the Longreach Uniting Church.

"I'd like to thank everyone in the South Burnett and Australia, we've had donations from every state. It's been superb."

The team will head back on tomorrow afternoon and arrive back in Murgon on Monday.



THE Eat Dirt Drought team have arrived at Blackall after some car trouble delayed their trip.

Meanwhile the group's Facebook page has been inundated with messages from people in need.

Spokeswoman Jessie Hodgson said this event was one small part of a bigger picture.

"Perhaps this is a catalyst for other groups to help like we have," she said.

"If there's anyone out there who feels they are desperate and needs help send us a message."

Ms Hodgson said they would try to put people in touch with those who could help.



AFTER setting off from Roma the convoy are moving slowly towards their destination, with road works in their way.



THE team reached Roma safe and sound and have stayed the night.

They were expected to hit the road early today.

Estimated time of arrival at Longreach is 2pm.



MORE than 1000 bales of hay are on their way to Longreach from Murgon.

After putting a call out for donations 13 people are leading the charge to support drought-stricken farmers out west.

With them goes 1019 bales of hay, hundreds of baked goods, dog food, chicken feed, baby clothes, groceries and lick blocks.

Donations are not just from people from Murgon, but from across Australia.

Spokeswoman Julie Kemp said she was bowled over by the response.

"It's just amazing. I just wish we could take more," she said.

"Hopefully we'll save someone's life."

Murgon District Baptist Church was a hub of activity today as a road train, a truck, utes and cars set off on the 1000km journey.

The church has been the collection centre for donations. 

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