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The simple way you can help farmers affected by the NSW bushfires.

A week after ferocious flames tore through properties in central western NSW, the damage is becoming clear.

According to the ABC, the Sir Ivan fire razed more than 55,000 hectares of land, destroyed entire towns destroyed and claimed thousands of livestock, on the back of the most catastrophic fire conditions the state has ever endured.

But while many have fled, the ashen communities of the Warrumbungle region have in fact experienced an influx of traffic over the past few days.

More than 50 trucks have rolled into the town of Dunedoo carrying hay for the fire-affected farmers.

According to the ABC, some 3000 bales are due to arrive in the district this week, delivered by charitable drivers from as far away as Emerald, Queensland.

One of the organisers, Andrew Glover of Cootamundra, told the ABC: “We couldn’t be seen to be sitting at home on our hands not helping.”

NSW Bushfires. Image via Facebook.
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But you don't have to have fodder or own a truck to be able to assist.

Organisation Buy A Bale allows Australians to contribute money to help procure, transport and distribute these bales to rural communities affected by natural disasters like this one.

A donation of $20 will get a small bale to a farmer in need or a voucher to help put food on their tables, while $100 will deliver a large bale.

For victims of the Sir Ivan fire, it means they won't have to offload their livestock and their livelihood can be secured for the near future.

To help out, visit the Buy a Bale website and donate here.

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