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Moama fire victim thanks community for donations

By Ivy Jensen

STEVE Walker has been overwhelmed with the support he received from the community after his Moama house burnt down last week.

In an amazing show of community spirit, five wheelie bins full of clothing, shoes, homewares and toiletries were collected for Steve, thanks to Murray River Police District Inspector Paul Huggett and Murray River Council.

A washing machine was even donated to the 61-year-old, who came down to Moama police station on Thursday to collect it.

“My room (at the motel where he is living) is chockas full of clothes,” he said.

“I even got brand new pots and pans, cutlery, eskies and a toaster. I got some furniture from St Vinnies too.

“I'm not used to this kind of treatment. It just makes me very humble and appreciative.

“I am so thankful and just want people to know that I will pay it forward and will be doing twice as much for the community.”

Insp. Huggett thanked the community for rallying behind Steve in his time of need.

A crowdfunding page has also been set up to help Steve get back on his feet.

Anyone who would like to donate money can go to gofundme.com/f/help-steve-reestablish-after-house-fire