When Rhiannon Byers heard Nerriga had been decimated in the recent bushfires the Australian women's sevens rugby team member jumped into action.
For the granddaughter of Nowra's Ian and Shirley Usher, the carnage, where around 17 properties in the tight-knit little community had been destroyed, held special significance.
Her Aunty Tanya and husband Braydon and Uncle Jack all lost their properties in the township west of Nowra.
The 20-year-old who hails from Moree and grew up in the small village of Pallamallawa, is now based in Sydney, and managed to arrange a semi-trailer load of goods for the community, which was delivered recently.
Grandfather Ian "Pig" Usher said he was proud of his granddaughter's effort.
"She heard how Nerriga was impacted by the fire and in particular of the loss of her uncles and aunties in the blazes and just wanted to do something to help," he said.
"Tanya and Braydon and their kids Myra, Lincon and Brax lost everything - they had containers and huts on the property and a caravan and were in the process of getting their DA for their home. They also had a lot of building materials like windows and frames but it all went."
Damien Radburn, of local firm Kerden Haulage, transported the load of goods from Sydney.
"It was incredible," Mr Usher said.
"There were lots of people back in the township supporting the community, which was great to see. The truck stopped on the main road, traffic control was out in place, and a forklift was used to unload all the pallets which were put at the rear of the Nerriga Hotel for the community to take what they wanted and needed.
"There were all sorts of things, from clothes, kitchen utensils, everyday things people take for granted until you haven't got them.
"It was just great to see."
He said the group heard some incredible survival stories.
"Everyone was just so grateful," he said. "There was one chap who lost his house and had been staying in his car. He has a nine-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter.
"He grabbed a four-person tent, some sleeping bags and blankets."
Rhiannon was joined on the mercy dash south by her sevens' teammate Shannon Parry.
The day was completed with a visit to Wildlife Rescue South Coast with a load of stuffed toys for the many injured and orphaned animals they are caring for.
Rhiannon and her Aussie teammates will contest the HSBC Sydney 7's at Bankwest Stadium this weekend.