GET BEHIND SES VOLUNTEERS THIS WEAR ORANGE WEDNESDAY
Residents in the Tamworth electorate are being encouraged to wear something orange, the official colour of the SES uniform, to recognise hard working volunteers of the NSW SES as part of Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) on 10 May.
It’s been a busy 12 months for NSW SES volunteers who’ve responded to more than 44,000 tasks during storms, floods and other emergencies across the state.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said WOW Day is an easy and fun way for people to show their support for local volunteers.
“NSW SES volunteers play a vital role in helping communities prepare for and recover from severe weather and it’s important they’re recognised for their outstanding work,” Mr Anderson said.
“WOW Day is about celebrating the volunteers who put the community ahead of themselves, and I would encourage everyone to get behind this fantastic campaign to show their support of these hard working men and women.
“Many SES volunteers have been extremely busy in the wake of the devastating floods in Northern NSW and after heavy rains around other areas of the state as well as emergencies that have affected the local community.”
The NSW SES has around 9,000 volunteers across the state ranging in age from 16 up to 80 who roll up their sleeves to perform flood rescues, tarp roofs, clear fallen trees, coordinate community education programs, and much more.
WOW Day on 10 May is a national day of recognition that is held each year during National Volunteer Week to highlight the invaluable services of the 40,000 SES volunteers across Australia.
The community is encouraged to share photographs of them celebrating WOW Day on social media with #thankyouSES.
More information on this year’s WOW Day at: www.wearorangewednesday.com.au.