In times of crisis, communities rally together to help out. This has been shown across the Mid North Coast in the wake of the current bushfire emergency.
There are countless stories of heroism, sacrifice, mateship and compassion as residents come to terms with the worst natural disaster in the Manning's history.
Facebook pages have been flooded with photos and messages of residents banding together to provide food, clothes and shelter for those who have lost everything.
Not to mention the tireless work of all firefighters and emergency personnel to control the fires.
The Old Bar community is one example of neighbours helping neighbours.
Resident Troy Roese saw firsthand the devastation of fire on the outskirts of Old Bar. He captured photos of structural damage at a friend's property in the vicinity of Threadfin Court and Albatross Way.
"Once it hit, the Forestry Corporation came to the rescue with their water tankers and bulldozers and with our next door neighbours were the saviours," Troy said.
The bushfire situation has unearthed 'great community spirit', according to Troy.
"The whole Old Bar community is one at the moment," he said.
"So many people affected and impacted in different ways, everyone is helping someone.
"It's great to be a part of in this time of crisis. So many people have helped us as well, offering to put us up if we needed to house our beloved pets, store classic cars and property protection."
Club Taree has been a hive of activity for the past week, providing a safe haven for evacuees.
The club's chief executive officer Morgan Stewart was blown away by those willing to lend a hand.
"There's been a phenomenal sense of community," Morgan said.
"To see this community bend its back, it's stellar and I couldn't be prouder to be a part of this community."
The evacuation centre was no longer required from Wednesday afternoon.
Keep up-to-date with the Manning River Times website for the latest on the bushfire situation.