A NATIONAL car rally will be revving in Quambatook today to raise money for people in need of disaster recovery services and help.
The Road Boss Rally is happening now.
180 adventure seekers in 60 character cars are driving 3,500 km around Australia to raise awareness and money for GIVIT, an award winning charity focusing on combating poverty.
By driving across the country, the drivers aim to help communities along the way, spreading the mantra of "driving to make a difference.
Visitors are advised to arrive at the Quambatook Football and Netball Club before 3pm. Vehicles will arrive in groups of three from that time onwards, and dinner will be served at 6pm.
The drivers are using tracks and roads alternatively to highways.
The convoy of cars arrived in Mildura on Sunday and spent two nights there.
The rally founder Jamie Lawson says the event, whilst it celebrates rural communities, is intended to extol the need for community engagement.
"It's not just the tens of thousands of dollars that the rally participants spend along the way in some remote towns that are doing it tough but the fact we are teaming up with GIVIT to find out exactly what's needed in the communities we visit. Rally entrants will help these communities get what they need," Mr Lawson said. Last year the rally raised $264, 321, a huge achievement.
GIVIT's chief executive officer, Juliette Wright said this amount of money was remarkable.
"I couldn't believe it when Jamie Lawson handed me that cheque last year – I actually had tears in my eyes," Mrs Wright said.
"The Road Boss Rally allows GIVIT to do what we do best, helping some of Australia's most impoverished people."