The Lithgow Mercury has been collecting items for the City and Country Ute Club Charity Fire Relief Run over the past two weeks and the response from the community has been remarkable.
Our store room has been constantly filling with items to make the lives of those who have lost their homes in the recent bushfires a little bit easier.
Glenda Anthes, owner of Main Street store Intimate Dreams, donated bra and underwear sets as well as new clothing to the cause.
She said she was inspired by the generosity she was shown during her own bushfire tragedy.
After Norm Anthes was killed while fighting bushfires in 1994, Glenda said people were so generous.
"I felt that it was my turn," she said.
Clothing donations have now met the requirements of the drive, organisers state, and they have asked that no more clothing be donated.
What is still needed is food, water, pet food, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, nappies and other non-perishable goods that people use every day.
If you have items that need to be picked up, please call Robert Barnett for any donations on 0427 032 214.
A bank account has been set up for those wishing to donate money:
BSB: 802 207
Account No: 100055392
Account name: City and Country Ute Club.
The Red Cross is still running a huge response to the bushfires across Australia, with more than 160 emergency personnel on the ground in 35 relief and evacuation centres.
It also runs 'Register.Find.Reunite', which allows people to get in touch with their loved ones.
To donate, visit www.redcross.org.au.
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