Wollondilly overwhelmed with bushfire support donations

So many items have been generously donated during the ongoing fire crisis that Wollondilly can no longer store new donations.

The council, local Rural Fire Service, welfare agencies and other surrounding government areas have been inundated with donations like toys, food, toiletries, water and more and have now reached storage capacity.

They are no longer able to accept donations of physical goods.

Wollondilly mayor Matthew Deeth said he was overwhelmed with the selflessness of the broader community.

"We want to thank everyone for their generosity and we will do our best to make sure all items donated are used to help the recovering residents of our community and other fire-affected communities," he said.

"To date we have also received donations and pledges to the Mayor's Relief Fund totally well over $300,000, so we've been able to directly support 78 Wollondilly families impacted by the fires through the distribution of a first round of immediate crisis fund payments.

"I would like to thank the many businesses who have made such generous donations; Tahmoor Colliery, SIMEC Group have pledged a donation of $250,000, Bradcorp Holdings Ltd $20,000, Maronites Mission Australia $10,000 and $10,000 from The Acres.

"I would also like to acknowledge the many other community groups that have contributed to the fund including Picton Rotary $5000, Twin Willows Hotel $3800 and the Veterans MC Sydney Chapter $2300."

The council's acting chief executive Toni Averay said local families had benefitted from the community generosity.

"We have been overwhelmed by our community's generosity with donations of toys, clothes, food and toiletries," she said.

"We have distributed more than 1000 toys to local families, and may food hampers and other essential items.

"A big thank you to everyone who has donated.

"However, we now have all the donations we need so we are no longer receiving donations of goods and would encourage people to instead contribute financially or to volunteer their time."

Ms Averay extended her thanks to the Russell Vale community, with people arriving at the council with a convoy of vehicles and trailers loaded with bottled water, food, toys and good for fire-affected residents.

Monetary donations can be made to the NSW RFS, WIRES, the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Vinnies.

The Mayor's Relief Fund is also still accepting donations, which go directly to residents of the Wollondilly shire.