The Yarrabin fire has devastated more than 12 thousand hectares of the Monaro, including much grazing land as well as property, vehicles, fencing and stock, and the Cooma-Monaro community is being called on to dig deep in order to help out those affected.
Anyone who can donate money is being urged to do so into a trust fund that's been set up by the council - the Yarrabin Bushfire Disaster Fund - and that can be done over the counter at the council's chambers.
All money goes to landholders for vital repairs and, in addition, Cooma Associated agents are holding a stock drive for the next sheep sale in two weeks time.
Any farmers who are able to donate an animal or two are being urged to do so, to go into a similar fund to assist those fire affected locals.
Cooma-Monaro Shire Mayor Dean Lynch says that he believes the local community is a supportive one, and now's the time for us all to show it by pitching in.