With the bushfire threat still looming large over most parts of New South Wales, the St Vincent De Paul Society of Dubbo has offered its services to help those affected by the statewide blazes.
Vinnies at Brisbane Street are taking cash donations that will be distributed to those in need.
St Vincent de Paul Dubbo manager Pat Thornton said Vinnies would not accept goods at its Brisbane Street address for a very good reason.
"We are not accepting goods because we don't have people available at the other end to distribute them," she said. "At times like this, people always want to do the right thing and we would never discourage acts of charity.
"Therefore, we are asking for cash donations because it is easier to distribute to people in need."
Cash makes it easier to get items.Pat Thornton
Mrs Thornton said the practicality of cash donations made sense to the society.
"People can buy exactly what they need if they are unfortunate victims of the fires," she said. "Different people need different things and cash makes it easier for them to get items. I think it would make them feel better, just to be able to buy simple things like a hairbrush, razors, toothbrushes, clothes, things they would need urgently."