FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LEICHHARDT, Warren Entsch, is urging local communities to recognise the valuable and tireless work of Australia’s State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers by wearing orange for tomorrow’s Wear Orange Wednesday.
Mr Entsch said: “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 Australian communities in times of natural disasters and emergencies.
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.
“Our volunteers are based at more than 50 locations across Far North Queensland from Cairns to Cooktown, Weipa to Warraber Island, and Mareeba to New Mapoon.
“They work tirelessly to look after everyday Queenslanders who are lost, or affected by natural disasters.
“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