A local organisation has praised those who have donated from far and wide to support the South Coast communties impacted by devastating bushfires.
The Freemasonry group, Lodge Milton, has thanked donors, Brethren and helpers who sorted through all the goods and especially the clothes at the Nowra Masonic Centre.
Many of these goods were purchased by young Masons in Sydney and shipped to the Nowra Masonic Centre for distribution to the affected fire areas on the south coast.
Lodge Milton secretary Ken Sheppard praised Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club members who came on short notice to unload trucks filled with supplies.
"Thank you to R.W. Bro. Glen Green P.R.G.C. for driving the removalist truck with the goods from Nowra to Milton, two return trips in the one day," he said.
"Our heartfelt thanks go out to the surf club members for their assistance and help."
On Tuesday, January 7, Brethren of Lodge Milton with the assistance of their wives then sorted through all the goods.
On Wednesday, the word had got out that there were goods available and goods started to be collected for some of the fire ravaged regions to the north of Milton.
"Thank you to Monica Mudge from Treading Lightly Inc and several of her helpers who arrived early and commenced distributing some of the goods to those who were in need."
Volunteers then transferred the goods to Milton Showground, assisting hundreds of people who were seeking help to get the essentials they needed.
"The work of the volunteers, many quite young, was amazing. The Brethren of Lodge Milton are proud to have been able to be of some assistance to the victims of the recent fires," Mr Sheppard said.