A young girl who donated her bank account of $600 - her entire life savings - to the appeal for packages for firefighters at Tumut has been just one of many touching stories of generosity from the Cootamundra community in response to the bushfire emergency.
So far around 20,000 packages have been taken to the fire front at Tumut, packed into a large van made available by Green Gables Express Transport.
The fully-packed van has made four trips, two last Thursday and two on Sunday, with the driving done by Green Gables driver John Manwaring.
The support has been appreciated by firefighters who have left messages of thanks on Facebook or called in to the collection point at Sacred Heart Church to thank people there personally.
The appeal has been for snacks, such as muesli bars, drinks such as poppas and water, lip gloss, wipes and eye washes etc - and has involved up to 30 helpers doing the packing.
The idea originated after Diane Williams spoke to her sister Donna Reeves, in Tumut, last week.
"You sit on the couch and wonder if there's anything you can do, so I got in touch with Sister Kathy to see if we could use the church as a collection point, then put it out on the Cootamundra Matters Facebook page. The response has been amazing."