Josh Collings knows the Upper Murray "won't be fixed in a day".
But the Cudgewa photographer, who lost everything on New Year's Eve when the fire ripped through the town destroying his home and property, continues to "see the best in people" as the community starts to rebuild.
Rebuild Upper Murray is the name of the movement and that is exactly what they are doing.
Their GoFundMe page has raised more than $180,000 which is being spent wisely by a group of volunteers, including Josh, who continue to put everyone else before themselves.
"The devastation is everywhere, but so is the incredible stories of mates helping mates, and people helping strangers," Josh told The Border Mail.
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"At first it was the urgent needs like water, food, generators and fuel - but we have moved more into the rebuilding stage so things like fencing and hot showers."
Josh has been capturing his community and sharing some of their stories online.
"Then there was this farmer who we found living in his milk shed surrounded by his cows as that was the only thing left," he said.
"He didn't want to take some water from us because he thought someone else might need it more.
"People here are incredible but it is all about being able to connect to your fellow humans."
And then there are the pubs - still standing surrounded by blackened paddocks and destroyed homes - feeding the town and providing a place "for a beer and a chat".
"This is going to take a long time, but we will do it together," Josh said.