Millions of acres of land have been burned, tens of people have been killed, and countless others have been left stranded following the devastating bushfires that have taken a toll on Australia in recent months.
The horrifying fires were nothing short of disastrous and destructive. But they were also met with humanity in a time of tragedy. A Muslim group made it out to a fire-stricken town in Australia to offer their support to those who have been affected by the devastating fires.
That's not all they did.
Over the weekend, women volunteers at the Australian Islamic Society - from Newport, Victoria - cooked meals for 150 firefighters at the Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Brigade. In just 48 hours, the women were able to supply five trucks of aid supplies, raise $1,500, and organize a breakfast for the firefighters who have been tirelessly attempting to contain the fires that have erupted in East Gippsland.
"It was very emotional to see how tired and drained they were. They were just exhausted," one volunteer told Daily Mail Australia.
The members, alongside other volunteers, traveled for more than four hours to distribute aid to victims affected by the fires.
To make all this happen, the volunteers worked overnight to organize it all. After staying up on Friday night, the group headed to relief areas and worked all day Saturday without so much as a complaint. They were escorted by the Melbourne Fire Brigade to affected areas to offload the items.
"No words can describe how proud we are of our sisters, may Allah reward you all. You are an inspiration to all," the Australian Islamic Centre wrote in a Facebook post.
The bushfires across East Gippsland have left hundreds of homes up in flames; many have been displaced as a result of this. Areas that have been most affected include New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia; the fires have reportedly burned an area roughly the size of Croatia.
The devastating fires will most likely continue burning until at least March, authorities predict.