The Levin community has created a task force to repair the vandalised yachting and rowing club buildings at Lake Horowhenua.
More than 100 people are expected to show up next weekend to give the two club houses a facelift.
Financial and physical support has been flooding into the Horowhenua District Council after a mayoral fund was set up to raise money for the refurbishment.
District council chief executive David Ward said there was about $1000 in the fund and the list of pledges of labour and equipment was getting longer every day.
"The response has been amazing. It shows the strength of the community and how people feel about what has been going on down there."
Mr Ward said Levin people had a lot of pride and it was good to see it expressed in a positive way.
Levin New World owner Barry Rollinson said the damage had hit the town hard.
"Personally I'm really indignant about what has gone on. As a town we all try to pull together."
Mr Rollinson said the supermarket would be donating food for the workers and had been talking to suppliers about donating goods.
"We don't put money into everything but this is worth it."
Last month the rowing club was broken into and more than $100,000 of damage was inflicted on dozens of boats. No arrests have been made.
Vance Baines, owner of Levin Container Rubbish, said he had an emotional link to Lake Horowhenua as his father had been part of the rowing club.
"I'm a fourth generation Horowhenua resident and like others I'm proud of our town and the majority of people are really angry about a minority who are doing this vandalism.
"This is a family of 30,000."
Mr Baines is donating trucks and skips to haul away rubbish and is also donating money to the mayoral fund.
He said he had talked to many business owners in town and clients: all abhorred the vandalism.
"If people want to make a point about something there are ways of doing it. This is our way of making a point and the point is the community is not impressed."
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