A MONTH ago, Linda Brown popped in to her friend's Calliope farm.
What she found was an exhausted mother-of-four battling pneumonia.
The phone had been cut and the 20ha property was in disrepair.
So Linda called on the community to lend a hand. And Gladstone delivered.
It's been a rough trot for Leigh-Anne Bromilow. Her husband Ashley died in September 2008.
He fell from a 4.3m culvert after a night out in Calliope.
Ashley was a hardworking bloke.
When he wasn't working away in construction, he was tending to the farm.
"Since my husband's been gone I haven't been able to maintain the farm, work full-time and raise three children...," Leigh-Anne said.
Linda took to the Facebook group Gladstone Classifieds to ask for help.
The plan: to organise a working bee and get Leigh-Anne's property ready for sale.
"The farm is so big the whole job is overwhelming," Linda said.
"It would enable her to buy a brand new home.
"She'd be set up for life."
The generosity has overwhelmed both women.
"The community spirit is still there," Linda said.
"It's out of control," Leigh-Anne added.