Joyce says celebrate Our SES Volunteers Wear Orange Wednesday
10 November 2014
FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce is urging local communities to recognise the valuable and tireless work of Australia’s State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers by wearing orange on Wednesday, 12 November 2014.
The focus of Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) is to encourage the community to show their support by wearing orange, the official colour of the SES uniform.
Each year our 40,000 SES Volunteers provide approximately a million hours of their time to help communities in times of natural disasters and emergencies.
“SES Volunteers are great contributors to their communities,” Mr Joyce said.
“If you don’t have people who work as volunteers like the SES, then you don’t have a community, you just have houses,” Mr Joyce said.
“A community is made up of people who want to do a bit more than what they are asked to do. And some people do a heck of a lot more than they are asked to do.
“And that’s what makes a good community and then ultimately, in our case, a good city and a good country.
Across Australia the community can show their support for SES volunteers by wearing orange, decorating local buildings or landmarks with orange or even using orange on their social media profile.
“On behalf of the Australian Government I thank the SES for their ongoing work and dedication to keeping our community safe.”
For more information on WOW day visit www.wearorangewednesday.com.au
Caption: Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce says Wear Orange on Wednesday and recognise the valuable and tireless work of the State Emergency Service.