Have you ever been helped by an Orange Angel?
Members of the State Emergency Services (SES) are rightly called Orange Angels and local residents have the chance to support these great community volunteers.
The colour orange will be on-trend across Australia, on Wednesday, May 22, as people say thanks to SES volunteers nationally as part of Wear Orange Wednesday or WOW Day.
NSW SES volunteers spend around 400,000 hours helping their communities in times of storms, floods and other emergencies and Ulladulla, Mollymook and Milton residents are encouraged to wear orange, on May 22, to recognise this massive effort.
With the help of NRMA Insurance, the NSW SES will be celebrating WOW Day, encouraging schools, businesses, buildings and landmarks to go orange to support SES volunteers across Australia.
NSW SES Unit Controller, Tracy Provest said WOW Day is the time to show support for local volunteers.
"This is a day when the dedicated work our volunteers do for the community, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is acknowledged in a very public way," Mrs Provest said.
"Seeing people wearing orange and decorating their workplaces and communities is a great way to let our volunteers know they are appreciated for all the times they have been there for the community," she said.
The NSW SES has over 9,000 volunteers across the state that come from all walks of life.
Volunteers range in age from 16 up to 90 and are involved in activities as diverse as flood rescue, large animal rescue, tarping roofs, clearing fallen trees, community education, operational logistics and planning, communications, and much more.
Not a day goes by in Australia without the sight of an SES volunteer dressed in their orange uniform responding at the scene of an emergency or natural disaster.
WOW Day is an event of recognition and appreciation of the 40,000 SES volunteers across the country. It focusses on encouraging the community to express their gratitude to SES volunteers in a highly visible way - by wearing the colour orange.
NSW SES volunteers spend around 400,000 hours helping their communities in times of storms, floods and other emergencies and Ulladulla, Mollymook and Milton residents are being encouraged to wear orange to recognise this massive effort.
Go to www.ses.nsw.gov.au/getinvolved/volunteer/ to find out how to become an Orange Angel.