People from Horsham and surrounding communities volunteered their skills and time to make pouches for animals affected by bushfires.
16 women met at St Brigid's College Horsham on Friday to cut, iron and sew the pouches, which are made from materials donated by residents and Spotlight Horsham.
The pouches would be used to comfort marsupial joeys like koalas, kangaroos and wombats that have been injured or orphaned by fires.
St Brigid's College textiles teacher Geordie Butler who organised the initiative said she was hosting another sewing bee on Monday and that 14 people were expected to attend.
"I'm originally from Gippsland and my brothers were in Orbost when the call to evacuate came through," she said.
"It was very emotional."
Mrs Butler said the feeling of helplessness from the experience prompted her to act.
"You're just thinking you can't do anything," she said.
Dianne O'Connor of Horsham said she decided to help because her husband Brendan O'Connor who is an army reserve had been called to assist recovery efforts.
"He's in Sale loading up stores," she said. "So I wanted to do my bit too."
Jenny of Warracknabeal said she had also come to help sew pouches in Horsham after a similar sewing bee in her town on Thursday.
"The pouches we made in Warracknabeal will go to animals in New South Wales, while the pouches from her will stay in Victoria," she said.
Mrs Butler said she was working with a friend in Bairnsdale to find out what wildlife rescue carers needed and was willing to store or send the pouches as required.
"I am just happy that people are happy to help," she said.
Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild who have been providing information about what supplies are needed have asked people to pause crafting and hold onto their items while rescue groups took stocktake of what has been received.
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