The Dungog community has not forgotten the generosity of the BlazeAid volunteers in the aftermath of the 2015 superstorm, inundating a Vacy couple heading to the Cassilis fire ground with donations.
Julie and Gerard Spinks put the call out on Facebook for non-perishable food items they could take to Cassilis.
The couple is taking a week off work to volunteer for BlazeAid following the recent devastating Sir Ivan fires.
BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods.
“It’s just gone crazy,” said Mrs Spinks on the response from the community.
“I’m just blown away by how much people have donated.
“They remember the help we received from BlazeAid following the 2015 superstorm when BlazeAid set up camp in the showground and assisted the community.
“I've had a lady come to me straight from IGA with a trolley load of food. Another local family has donated a heap of fencing wire.”
The couple will be based at the Cassilis showground in their camping trailer for their week-long trip, working as part of an assigned crew and offered in return a hot shower and meals.
“We will do whatever we are asked to do but I believe it will be mainly fencing,” said Mrs Spinks.
The food donations will be used to sustain the volunteers during the recovery.
Mrs Spinks said non perishable food items can still be left at the Dungog Visitor Information Centre, Vacy General Store or the Farmers Hotel Vacy with the last pick up this Saturday, March 17 at noon.
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