Inmates at Junee Correctional Centre have dug deep and donated more than $3000 to the town's firies.
Last week, a cheque for $3287 was handed over to the Junee Rural Fire Service on behalf of inmates who had requested a means of helping after fires tore through much of the region.
On top of the monetary donation, the correctional centre also gave the Junee RFS small gifts to hand out to fire-affected families, which were leftover from the children's Christmas party held by the centre each year.
Deputy Captain of Junee Rural Fire Service Paul Armour said the donation was greatly appreciated.
"Donations like this from the community are a godsend, they take a lot of pressure off the committee having to run around and find funds elsewhere," he said.
"The money will go towards equipment, if we see something we like that we don't have in the set equipment that comes with our trucks, donations like this mean we can go the extra mile and get those extra pieces of equipment to help us and the community out."