At any one time there are about 50 volunteers camped near the Community Hall at Bookham.
They are up early, in the field all day removing destroyed fences, erecting new ones and doing a multitude of other recovery and restoration work.
They return at the end of the day pretty much exhausted and very hungry.
Many groups in Yass and surrounding villages have volunteered to feed the volunteers an evening meal. The Yass Valley Men’s Shed has joined in this good work.
The Shed has signed up to feed the BlazeAid volunteers on three nights, the first of which was on Monday February 18. With the generous assistance of Woolworths and Yass Country Kitchen, the shed was able to serve two main courses, pasta and barbecued seafood marinara and a range of pizzas, at the same time allowing for a number of food intolerances and allergies. Dessert was orange cake made by Lorraine Glover and Pat McGuigan, served with ice cream.
From all accounts the meal was delicious.
A couple of shed members have also built and installed shelving in the BlazeAid cool room to help with efficient and effective storage of food and other items needing to be kept cool.