Second food run helps lift firefighters' spirits

BENDIGO'S Emily Batterham has delivered a further two carloads of goods to help Victoria's firefighters, following a groundswell of community support.

While most of the state's fires have ceased burning following a horrific week across Victoria, firefighters continue to mop up and help people reclaim their livelihoods. 

Ms Batterham called on the community last week to help her provide food and water to those braving blistering conditions across Victoria. 

She took one load of food and water last week and a further two carloads of food and water to the Seymour relief centre and Wallan staging area at the weekend. 

"Going to the relief centres was very sad and it really hit home what all those people going through," she said. 

Ms Battherham said IGA Strath Village had donated almost 400 bottles of water over two trips, along with goods donated from All Seasons, Cafe 165 and other members of the community.  

"I just want to thank all of those businesses and the general public who were kind enough to help me achieve my goal of helping," Ms Batterham said. 

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