Posted May 17th, 2023

WOW Day on Wednesday, 17 May is the opportunity to celebrate SES volunteers
across NSW, said Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson.

“Our SES volunteers are local legends who generously devote their time and energy
to support our community in times of need such as floods, storm events and road crash
rescues,” Mrs Thompson said.

“I encourage 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.

“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.

“SES volunteers have had a tough few years of severe weather, including devastating
floods and fires, and they have served with distinction.

“They continue to show remarkable courage and bravery in the face of danger and I
am extremely proud of their efforts. They go above and beyond often at great risk to

National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous
contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

“From 15-21 May, National Volunteer Week is celebrating the extraordinary
endeavours of almost six million volunteers across Australia,” Mrs Thompson said.

For more information, visit https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/get-involved/wow-day/

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