As the Southern Highlands community reels from the devastation the the Green Wattle Creek and Morton Fire, one person has decided to use their network to help people in need.
Not content with doing nothing, local nature tourism operator Amanda Fry has utilised her extensive network to rally support for locals affected by the fire by setting up the Facebook group 'Helping Hand -Sth Highlands, Shoalhaven and South Coast'.
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The Facebook group is designed to link volunteers to local operators, farmers, wildlife carers, businesses, producers etc so they can donate time to help the communities affected clean up and rebuild when they are ready.
With more than 900 members since the page began on Sunday, Ms Fry said that she was surprised by the support.
"What it shows is what the tone is right now and how absolutely helpless people feel and want to do more than just donate money," she said.
"The idea kick-started when I saw the response to the Bargo dingo sanctuary and what became obvious to me is that so many people were offering to come down and help, 'what can we do? what can we bring?'.
"As I watched this, I thought what can I do? and it became obvious to me that I have a network of people.
"So I looked at all these people that wanted to help and looked at all of these organisations who are having an influx of offers to help but didn't have the people to manage the offers and responses.
"What we can offer is to be a funnel and help people by giving them what they need. We want to ask the community what they need before we arrive with it and mobalise a team of people who are willing to give up their time.
"I've had builders call, I've had arborists offer to check things, we've had a lot of extra vet nurses and zoologists and other people contact me to offer to help with wildlife and people offer their machinery.
"There's people building extra cages and enclosures.
"We have people with trucks who are delivering different formulas for wombats and all sorts of things.
"We've also contacted the tourism organisation and councils in the Wingecarribee Shire and Shoalhaven to let them know what we are doing.
"The support is staggering.
"What we are basically doing at the moment is having conversations with community groups to look at what the needs are and what the skill sets are.
"It's very early days in the process and waiting for it to be safe but the most important thing is that we want to be effective because people want to feel useful and we are all sitting here watching this unfold not knowing what we can do.
"We've already made a small difference but I'm hoping to make a large one."
If you would like to help, please visit the Facebook page 'Helping Hand - Sth Highlands, Shoalhaven and South Coast'.
Ms Fry is just one of the many people across the Highlands determined to the help the community in which she lives in.
If you would like to identify someone who has helped others with the fire, whether they be a RFS volunteer or a community member, email email@example.com with their name, contact details and a little bit about their efforts.