WOW Day on Wednesday, 17 May is the opportunity to celebrate SES volunteers across NSW.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging members of the community to wear an item of orange clothing on this important day to show our support to SES volunteers, who work tirelessly to keep us safe during emergencies.
“We have 12 units across the Cootamundra electorate who generously devote their time and energy to support our community in times of need such as floods, storm events and road crash rescues,” Ms Cooke said.
“WOW Day is the community’s way of showing gratitude to all SES volunteers who put their lives on the line and who thoroughly deserve to be acknowledged, recognised, and thanked for their efforts.
“As a proud member of the Junee SES Unit, I understand how difficult the years of severe weather, including devastating floods have been on our communities. I commend our SES volunteers who continue to show remarkable courage and bravery in the face of danger, and I thank them for their dedication.”
Wear Orange Wednesday falls within National Volunteer Week, held from 15 – 21 May. During this time, we celebrate and acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers and the extraordinary endeavours of almost six million people who volunteer across Australia.
For more information, visit https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/get-involved/wow-day/