Wagga has been officially named as one of the nation's most generous cities.
According to Crowdfunder site GoFundMe's compilation of top-performing fundraisers, Wagga sits at second to Bundaberg as the most likely to financially back causes in its own backyard.
launched in February this year, the Wagga-based fundraiser that gained the most support on the site was in support of Chris Harmer's battle with brain cancer.
That fundraiser managed to attract $51,000 in just a matter of weeks and was started by Mr Harmer's colleague at Burkinshaw Transport, Melanie Burkinshaw.
"It [the crowdfunder] was only really running for about six weeks," Ms Burkinshaw said.
Originally, Ms Burkinshaw had a target of $10,000 and even thought that would be an ambitious amount.
"We reached that in about a day," Ms Burkinshaw said.
Ms Burkinshaw said she and Mr Harmer, were "so overwhelmed" by the outpouring of community support that placed them on the top of the GoFundMe's local leaderboard.
"I think the person Chris is had a lot to do with it. Everywhere he goes, he's Mr Positive, he's Mr Happy," she said.
When Mr Harmer was first diagnosed with an aggressive grade 4 glioblastoma brain tumour late last year, it left him unable to continue working as a long-haul truck driver.
He and his wife Carol are the full-time carers of their adult children Emily and Tom who live with Phelan McDermid syndrome, so the diagnosis not only came as an enormous shock but it through the family into disarray.
The money that has been raised through the crowdfunder has gone towards paying Mr Harmer's medical bills and for accommodation when his family travel to Sydney for his treatment.
"Numerous times he has said to me 'thank you, thank you so much this has helped me so much'," Ms Burkinshaw said.
"He's so grateful for everything. He's such a positive person."
Another top-performing crowdfunder this year was in support of Lesley and Nev Clarke who lost their Adelong home to the Black Summer bushfires.
In the first week of January this year, the couple packed their car with photos, some clothing and a few sentimental items.
"You just never expect though that you'll never be coming back home," Mrs Clarke said.
Theirs was one of four house that was threatened by the fire on January 4. Two were destroyed, including their home of 20 years.
"We were shocked. We didn't know how to respond," Mrs Clarke said.
"It took days to sink in how much we had lost. We stayed at [the Adelong] showground for about 10 days."
Someone in town had a home for the couple to move into on short notice, and through the crowdfunded total of $17,292 that has now been raised, the Clarkes have been able to muster up a deposit to buy the house.
"We were helped by our families and the money from the fundraiser and we managed to get enough to put down a deposit on this place right in town," Mrs Clarke said.
"We're not used to receiving help. We're normally the ones organising the fundraisers so it took us a while to accept Julia [Roche]'s offer to help us.
"It's all been very humbling. A lot of people who've donated are our friends, others are people we know but haven't seen for a long time, some a complete strangers."
The move has meant that the family has had to give up its menagerie of five horses, five working dogs and three house dogs.
"We've never lived in town before, so that's been the hardest thing [to adjust to], it's hard to not have the horses and dogs around," Mrs Clarke said.
"When we first moved in, the support was overwhelming. People turned up with a lounge set, fridges, everything we needed."
This year's leaderboard of local crowdfunders honoured in the 2020 GoFundMe Year of Giving report: