Meet Jack, 10, who raised $ 1 MILLION for farming families

Jack Berne (pictured) raised $ 1 million in his campaign "One dollar for a farmer", which encouraged people to donate at least $ 5 to the cause

A 10-year-old boy has raised a remarkable million dollars to help farmers affected by the drought throughout Australia.

Jack Berne and his classmates raised the money in a campaign to help farming communities affected by the drought in Australia.

In July, the "One Dollar for a Farmer" campaign was launched at GoFundMe, urging people to save at least $ 5 to help struggling farming communities.

Jack's original goal was to raise $ 200,000 but he received overwhelming support, generating $ 1 million in just over a month.

The Year 4 student at St John the Baptist Elementary School in Sydney said he was inspired to take action after learning about the drought in class.

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Jack Berne (pictured) raised $ 1 million in his campaign "One dollar for a farmer", which encouraged people to donate at least $ 5 to the cause

Jack Berne (pictured) raised $ 1 million in his campaign "One dollar for a farmer", which encouraged people to donate at least $ 5 to the cause

Jack (pictured) asked then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull if he considered the drought a national disaster.

Jack (pictured) asked then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull if he considered the drought a national disaster.

Jack (pictured) asked then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull if he considered the drought a national disaster.

"We have been learning about the drought and the farmers and I heard that there are children who skip school to help on their farms … Children who are our age!" Jack wrote on his GoFundMe page.

"If we can raise some money, I think we can all feel better by helping our coworkers on the farms."

"We believe in the community, we believe in the return of others and we believe in the Australian spirit, we believe that together we can make a big difference to support farmers," he added.

All proceeds will be divided between Rural Aid and Drought Angels.

The two organizations are dedicated to helping farming communities by sending care packages, much-needed bales of hay and counseling support, according to 7 News.

Last month, Jack and his classmates disguised themselves as farmers as a show of support and in an effort to encourage more people to donate to the cause.

The fundraising campaign has not only won national support, it also caught the attention of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Jack personally called Mr. Turnbull last month to do more to help farmers affected by the drought in rural New South Wales.

Jack's original goal was to raise $ 200,000 but he received overwhelming support that amounted to $ 1 million in just over a month

Jack's original goal was to raise $ 200,000 but he received overwhelming support that amounted to $ 1 million in just over a month

Jack's original goal was to raise $ 200,000 but he received overwhelming support that amounted to $ 1 million in just over a month

"We believe in the community, we believe in the return of others and we believe in the Australian spirit, we believe that together we can make a big difference to support farmers," Jack wrote on his GoFundMe page.

Mr. Turnbull personally thanked Jack and told him about his sheep and cattle farm in Upper Hunter Valley.

Jack asked for better results for the farmers and asked Mr. Turnbull if he considered the drought a national disaster.

"He had a very good reason to say no, he said the relief legislation was more designed for disasters like floods and fires," Jack told The Manly Daily.

Mr. Turnbull publicly paid tribute to Jack's outstanding fundraising efforts in the federal parliament later.

"A campaign by Fiver For A Farmer has raised 10 times more than I expected," he told parliament. "When nature throws us the worst, it brings out the best in Australians."

"Everything helps," Turnbull told The Manly Daily.

"This only shows that you're never too young to make a difference."

All proceeds will be divided between Rural Aid and Drought Angels, two organizations dedicated to assisting farming communities by sending care packages.

All proceeds will be divided between Rural Aid and Drought Angels, two organizations dedicated to assisting farming communities by sending care packages.

All proceeds will be divided between Rural Aid and Drought Angels, two organizations dedicated to assisting farming communities by sending care packages.

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