Border and North East residents are banding together to provide essential items to the humans, and animals, affected by bushfires in northern NSW and Queensland.
Albury's Alexandra Hodge said an overwhelming sense of helplessness inspired her to create a drop-off point at Quamby Support Services where residents can donate items for those at emergency evacuation points.
"I felt hopeless being so far away," Ms Hodge said.
Lawyer Elizabeth Stagg, of Laceby outside Wangaratta, is organising a B-Double truck to take donated feed to Glen Innes, a northern NSW town which was devastated by 'unprecedented' fires which killed two people and countless animals.
"It's just complete devastation," Miss Stagg said.
"I have animals of my own and I can't imagine how the poor people are feeling - they have nothing.
"The drought is bad enough but it's absolutely horrendous now, I felt I had to do something."
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Miss Stagg said helping farmers and residents help care for the animals that did survive was her way to ensure they had one less thing to worry about during an overwhelming time.
She said she couldn't fathom what those affected were going through.
"I can't relate to how they're feeling, I cannot even go there, it's too enormous for me," she said.
"It would be adding so much [more pressure] if they couldn't feed and care for any surviving animals"
Miss Stagg said she had originally organised for a trailer to take feed up, but had to upgrade it to a B-Double because farmers and residents had been so generous.
She said bags of feed could be bought for donation at Parkside Produce in Wodonga and WB Hunters in Wangaratta until Thursday 3pm, while a cash donation tin was at Saddleworld Wangaratta.
All three businesses are acting as a drop-off point for donations, while farmers looking to donate hay could drop it off with Bruce Hughan in Chiltern.
Ms Hodge said almost everyone in the fire-affected areas, whether they had lost their homes or not, needed help and supplies to get them through the evacuation period. She said most people leaving their homes were thinking of protecting sentimental items, not packing soap or toothpaste.
"If it happened to you and you had young kids - even if you didn't - if you had to leave home quickly in an emergency... I think we'd all appreciate something small," she said. "We're asking for anything, toiletries, nappies, wipes, long life food, blankets, clothes, stuffed toys - anything people need while in crisis mode."
Donations can be dropped off at 27 Dempsey Place South Albury.